our legacy

70 years of use has taken its toll on Memorial Stadium. The grandstands, restrooms, locker rooms and concessions are in desperate need of updating.

With your help, we can renovate Memorial Stadium to preserve its history and assure that it will continue to serve our students and the Grand Island community well into the next 70 years. Learn more and get involved.

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    GISH Students


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News & Notes

Join us at Grand Island Senior High’s West Gym for the HISTORIC GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION of our Memorial Stadium. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to park in the west parking lot off Custer Ave. Questions? Call 308-385-5900 ext 1170 or email tskalberg@gips.org

When the GIPS Foundation decided to take on a fundraising effort to renovate Grand Island’s Memorial Stadium, the first thing we knew we had to do was research the past. We wanted to know how this community pulled together to build the stately Memorial Stadium and who was involved. We found some great help at the Grand Island Public Library and started to piece the information together.

See original campaign letters, lists and news clippings. There is also an article by the Grand Island Independent about how the GIPS Foundation received these historical documents.

Lists 131 Names; Stand in Niche In East Stadium