Newark Public Schools retained the architect to design the replacement of the landmark Newark Schools Stadium. Deteriorated beyond repair, the aged and historic concrete structure had been the venue for countless high school and community sporting events for the city of Newark since 1925, including the 1928 National Women’s Olympic track and CAPACITY5,600COST PER SQ FT$57.69FEATURED IN2011 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities trials. The site also was the venue of a track event involving Olympian Jessie Owens.
The recently completed Newark Schools Stadium is reborn as a tribute to a proud and historic past. The design of the new facade pays homage to the original iconic arched columns. A new clock tower/ticket window symbolizes Newark’s past while embracing the future. New multipurpose synthetic-turf fields and stadium lighting accommodate a variety of track and field events, as well as football, soccer and softball. Seating for 5,600 spectators is provided along with amenities such as concessions areas, team locker and shower rooms, and public toilet facilities.
The new stadium provides a living link to the traditions of the Newark Schools and the revitalization of the city of Newark.