An even playing field for Newark

“An even playing field for Newark”:

A new $24 million sports complex will be built to replace the crumbling and partially condemned Schools Stadium, which has sat along Bloomfield Avenue since the early 1900s. Two baseball/softball fields, concession stands, locker rooms, and a football/soccer turf field will be built.

The project will be paid for with money from a $64 million bond, which was first approved by the Newark City Council in 2006. Thus far the bond has paid for recreational improvements at a number of city schools. The sports complex should be completed by early 2010.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

3 thoughts on “An even playing field for Newark”

  1. Good thing we’re getting another stadium. This way kids can really brush up on their running for when they’re being chased and shot at.
    Priorities, anyone?


  2. Herbert, tasteless comments like that typically get pulled from TDN, but I thought it worth pointing out that Newark needs the infrastructure to give kids lives they can be proud of just as much as they need safety.


  3. Perhaps rightfully so if it was pulled Ken, I apologize for trampling your sensibilities. It is seriously frustrating though to see money funneled into this sort of project when we have such serious problems, and obviously need more attention (and funds)especially to gun control. (…and this weeks Supreme court ruling isn’t going to make it any easier, by the way, where are Mayor Booker’s comments on that, especially when we see Chicago’s mayor vowing to stand up against it?). Kids foremost need parents who care for and guide them and keep them away from guns. This is, at it’s core, just another band aid.


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