Peoria Stadium

Peoria City Council Talks Budget, Housing, Potholes

Jul 11, 2018

  The City of Peoria wants to modify its current budget because of expected shortfalls in income.

Peoria Stadium Revival Plans Revealed

May 1, 2018
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The aging Peoria Stadium could have new life and a cricket field could be created under a student plan. Peoria Public School students, with assistance from school district officials, offered the latest proposal last night for restoration of the 80-acre site. Richwoods High School student Mariah Cooley says plans include stadium and track renovation and an enlarged fitness trail.

 

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - High school students in central Illinois are part of an effort to renovate Peoria Stadium.

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Public School Building Committee is asking those who submitted a proposal for the future of Peoria Stadium to move forward with developing a business plan. The Building Committee yesterday talked through the three page proposal Adam White and others submitted. The proposal calls for replacing Peoria Stadium with modern facilities and operating it as a nonprofit with a board of directors and full-time person to run the operation.

The Peoria Public School Board Building Committee is taking proposals for the future of Peoria Stadium.

The Committee laid out its planned time line in a scheduled meeting Mon.

School Board and Committee Member Dan Adler says the pace is fairly swift. The deadline for proposals on the future uses of the Stadium are due by November 10th. Adler says the committee will sort and evaluate the proposals with the idea of choosing the best one or more to present in a public meeting.

Considering the Future of Peoria Stadium

Sep 21, 2016
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

About 100 people attended the meeting on the future of Peoria Stadium last night. It started with a self-guided tour which was an opportunity to see the 100 year old stadium and 80 year old track.

  During the meeting Peoria District 150 administration made it clear, the idea of repurposing of the property to a commercial big-box store was no longer a consideration, because it was unacceptable to the community.

The Peoria Public School district and Peoria County officials plan to begin educational campaigns about the proposed tax hikes after Labor Day.

Peoria County voters face three separate tax referenda this November - a binding .25 cent sales-tax hike for roads, a binding .5 cent sales-tax increase to improve school buildings and an advisory property tax referendum that would assist veterans and the disabled.

The Peoria Park District took a firm stand AGAINST commercial re-development at the Peoria Stadium site.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the Park District Board instead is looking to buy some of the historic property:

The Park District has a long term lease with School District 150 to use some of the land next to the Stadium for athletic fields.  Park District Board president Tim Cassidy says they’re interested in talking with District 150 to see if they can own some of the property in an effort to keep the site green.  Cassidy says that move would raise new questions, like what the price would be and where funding would come from:

Peoria Stadium topic of City Council Meeting

Jun 26, 2013
Name This Peoria Landmark

Peoria District 150 is considering selling its stadium property just off War Memorial Drive to be used for a new Wal-mart Store. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports that has the concern of many in the city.