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Project Description

Memorial Stadium Campaign

The Memorial Stadium Campaign is truly a collaborative partnership between the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation, the Grand Island Public Schools and the community, similar to the community effort during the stadium’s inception in 1947. Grand Island Public Schools Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is specifically focused on improving the education and experience of GIPS students, is managing the fundraising project. These key organizations along with the lead donor and donors like you will bring life to this exciting opportunity to transform Memorial Stadium into a premier community facility.  

Collectively, each of these partners bring the capacity and expertise necessary to make this historic project a reality. It is not only an opportunity for Grand Island Public Schools and their students, but for the entire Grand Island Community and especially those who are actively involved in programming held at Memorial Stadium.

Funds raised through the capital campaign for the Primary Project at Memorial Stadium will include:
  • Preservation and improvements to the Memorial section at East Stadium

  • Improved facilities to both the East and West Stadium to include, updated restrooms, concessions and locker rooms

  • Two-tiered press box at West Stadium, to include specific area for media and for filming

  • Meeting space at West Stadium for special events, coaches meetings, team meetings and educational purposes

  • Improved seating with adherence to current codes and ADA regulations to better accommodate visitors

  • Updated infrastructure for technology

  • Increase in permanent seating capacity (does not include metal bleachers) from 2,896 to 5,109

Once funds are raised for the Primary Project, additional funds will be used for an Expanded Project
allowing the following improvements to East Stadium:
  • An addition to the current East Stadium to include 425 more permanent stadium seats

  • Expanded locker room and training area

  • A family restroom

  • Expanded areas for concessions


Thank you for considering a donation to support of the Memorial Stadium Capital Campaign.
We deeply appreciate the generosity of our donors.