CKSD Bulldog Athletic Complex

Updated 4/16/21

Our Special Day is Coming

Last June plans were submitted for permitting, to complete a major renovation project at our athletic complex. The tentative plans include a new softball field, and upgrades to our current baseball and football fields. Some of the improvements include:


  • Shaw Turf on all Playing Surfaces
  • Musco Lighting on all three fields
  • New concession and restroom facilities on site.
  • New fitness center/weight room.
  • ADA compliant bleachers and press box by Southern Bleacher Company
  • New Dugouts, Fencing, and Storage facilities



Unfortunately the permitting process is taking longer than usual due to Covid-19, but we still are shooting for a late Fall 2021 completion date.


We are still working on finalizing plans and hope to have renderings of the actual turf fields at some point in April. Check back to this page often as we will continue to update the progress of the project.

Big picture
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Financing the Project

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District was able to secure a portion of the necessary funding for the Athletic Field Upgrades through refunding our current outstanding bonds.


Favorable interest rates provided the opportunity to refund our two outstanding bond issues and secure much lower interest rates (similar to refinancing your home). In addition, we were able to borrow an additional $2,500,000 for the project at an average interest rate of 2.048%, and extend the payoff of each bond issue by 1 year. This allowed us to borrow $2,500,000 of the funds we’ll need for the project without increasing our annual debt payment, so the average taxpayer will not see an increase in real estate taxes for the project.


We will combine this $2,500,000 with the savings from the refunding and interest from investments to provide approximately $3,000,000 of the funds, necessary for the project.

Obviously, we’ll need additional funds to complete the project. We hope to secure those additional funds through fundraising.


COMING SOON: Find out how you can be part of this exciting addition to the CKSD community.

Timeline

June 2020: Permitting Submitted


March 2021: Bleachers, Lighting, and Turf approval


March-April 2021: Bleacher and Concession Stand Demo


April 2021: Awaiting Permit Approval........


Anticipated Completion Date: Late Fall 2021......all pending receipts of approved permits


Check Back Often as we will update this site as the project moves forward

Bleacher Demolition