Arbogast said plans include having two concession stands and two restrooms open for every game, and he expects there will be enough parking with the existing lot beside the high school, plus additional spaces on the nearby tennis courts. A new public address system has already been added.
Even though SC High School will leave the city's Oakes Field behind, Arbogast praised the work of the city of South Charleston, Mullen and director of public works Gerald Burgy.
"They've been great,'' Arbogast said. "They've been up there the last two weeks doing things for us, running sewer lines, running water lines.''
Arbogast also thanked donations from Doug Skaff and Steve Doty, for whom the new concession stand will be named, and Tom Orcutt of Mullen Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, who purchased the 25-second clocks, which are a must for schools hoping to host playoff games at their fields.
Some of the jobs still left to finish include placing stalls in the bathrooms, adding the 25-second play clocks to the field, turning around some lights on the baseball field to add illumination to the football area and the installation of wireless Internet.
Arbogast also has plans to make more additions to the facility in future seasons, including an on-site fieldhouse and an alumni wall where fans can purchase bricks inscribed with their family names.
"Again, this can be a great thing,'' he said. "I think it's beautiful up there. We've got the best campus in the world and it's great to get the opportunity to play up there.''
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