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The $4 million project of refurbishing Ortmayer Stadium has been long awaited. For onlookers now it looks like a huge dirt field – but soon that dirt field will become home to all of La Verne’s field sports.
Rainfall soaked most of Ortmayer Stadium on Sunday, stalling the field’s renovation while water was drained from the site.
Construction begins on the Ortmayer Stadium renovation project.
If it wasn’t for the football players walking around in their jerseys, or the cheerleaders walking around with their pom poms, one might have mistaken the pep rally for a party with the blasting hip-hop music presented by Power 106 and DJ Nibblez.
Ortmayer Stadium, including the football field and track, are scheduled to undergo a major facelift sometime in November, most likely sometime after the football season.
Bulldozed baseball, soccer and football fields will eventually give way to the spanking new residence hall and a parking lot.
Wednesday marked the annual La Verne Athletic Associates Barbecue, held for every student athlete on campus on the field of Ortmayer Stadium.
The football team tried its hardest to win the last game of the season against the Chapman Panthers, only to lose, 17-14.