Auburn BOE meeting 9-12-2017

Auburn High School varsity football team captains, from left, Deon Clark, Evan Donovan and Isaac Colella, speak with Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education President Michael McCole after the athletes led The Pledge of Allegiance at a board meeting at the high school Tuesday night.

AUBURN — Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo would love to see a sea of maroon jerseys in Holland Stadium next week.

A ribbon-cutting for the renovated stadium will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Pirozzolo said at a board of education meeting Tuesday night that the event is meant for all community members, be they students, parents or any community member.

Anyone who wants to wear an Auburn school sports jersey can do so, he said. He said a couple of presentations and dedications will be held at the event and that afterward the community is invited to walk around the field to get a feel for the stadium.

"Take it all in," Pirozzolo said.

The district's homecoming football game will also be held on the new stadium turf at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Additionally, the board approved a $1,000 donation from Auburn Community Hospital Tuesday for the stadium's re-dedication. Board president Michael McCole expressed his appreciation to the hospital and staff for the gift.

The stadium project — which is part of a $2.8-million capital improvement project — was approved by taxpayers in January 2016.

Renovations started on the stadium in April, which included asphalt work, concrete handicap ramp construction and drainage system work, among several other items. C&S Companies oversaw the project. 

Staff writer Kelly Rocheleau can be reached at (315) 282-2243 or Follow him on Twitter @KellyRocheleau.