Altoona School Board gets one step closer to new sports complex design plans

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

Altoona (WQOW) – The Altoona School District is closer to starting construction on the proposed $3 million sports complex.

The Rettler Corporation presented the school board with design ideas for the new stadium Monday night. Architects will incorporate new artificial turf, an eight-lane track around the field, and more seating for visiting fans.

John Kneer, President of Rettler Corporation, said his company enjoys bringing new facilities to local schools. “The fun part is really seeing that opening night, seeing the whole community show up to enjoy those facilities. We like to be at that and experience that to see the fruition of the project all come together,” Kneer said.

Interim Superintendent Ron Walsh said the district is at $900,000 of its $1 million private fundraising goal. They will now draft an official contract with the Rettler Corporation to approve the design.

They plan to break ground next spring.


The Altoona School Board also has a new face. Dan Gluch was appointed Monday to replace Helen Drawbert after she resigned back in September.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
21°
Menomonie
18°
Chetek
20°
Durand
21°
Ladysmith
21°
Neillsville
22°
Rice Lake
New Richmond
19°
Black River Falls
24°
Medford
19°
River Falls
21°
Duluth
19°
Green Bay
29°
La Crosse
26°
Madison
25°
Milwaukee
30°
Twin Cities
21°
Weather Outlook: January-like today and tomorrow, then warming…

Weather Outlook: January-like today and tomorrow, then warming…

Eau Claire's average high for November 12th is 44 degrees.

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content