The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce and Sparta Gridiron Club Fieldhouse will conduct a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the new Al Roberts Gridiron Club Fieldhouse at Memorial Field in Sparta.
Arlene Roberts will assist in the dedication of the building in memory of Al Roberts during this ceremony. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Fundraising and construction began last fall to provide the community with the new sports facility that includes locker rooms, public restrooms, a trainer’s room and concession area at Memorial Field, said Bob Lydon, President of the Sparta Gridiron Club. It will be used during Sparta High School football games as well as community events.
The Sparta High School Football Team will play Aquinas High School at home Friday at 7 p.m. The Al Roberts Gridiron Club Fieldhouse will be open.
“The Sparta Area School District is very grateful to the members of the Gridiron Club for recognizing the need for these improvements to Memorial Field and for all of their work in making this project a reality. It is a beautiful building and an excellent addition to the football facility,” Superintendent John Hendricks said.
The Sparta Gridiron Boosters raised money for the project and is looking for further support through paver sales and further community support, Lydon said.
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