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Wildcat Stadium Press Box Renovations Complete

Cassville R-IV School District has completed the renovations of the new press box at Cassville Wildcat Stadium.

 “We are very proud of the job our maintenance staff has done with our newly renovated press box. We are excited to have a safe, sturdy structure our coaches, game operators, media, visiting team personnel, and others can utilize during school events at Wildcat Stadium,” stated Dr. Richard Asbill, Cassville R-IV School District Superintendent. “The original press box was over thirty years old.  It was built in the 1980’s and served its purpose for a long time; however it was no longer considered a safe structure.”

The school maintenance department began working on the project in January.  The rooftop access was eliminated for safety and insurance reasons and to protect staff and equipment from weather conditions.  The renovation project cost were just over $22,000.  In contrast, new construction press box kits or general contractor quotes were well over $100,000 if the District would have outsourced the work.  

“We know our community expects good things for our students and staff and our maintenance staff worked hard to build an excellent facility that our community can be proud of and that enhances the image of our school to visitors who compete at Wildcat Stadium,” stated Dusty Reid.

The renovated structure is divided into seven rooms and the floor was raised in order to improve the view for staff and media that are working inside of the press box during school events.

“All renovations are complete.  “Home of the Wildcats” and two wildcat logos will be added to the front east side of the press box within the next couple of weeks, and the project will be finished,” said Asbill. 

Freedom Bank has generously provided a $2,500 contribution to Cassville R-IV School District to aid in the renovations.

“Cassville sports programs continues to excel and improve in many ways. Freedom Bank was eager to make a donation toward the impressive enhancements made to the press box. It portrays Cassville Schools in a progressive manner not only to the people in the community but also to the visitors coming to Wildcat Stadium,” stated Stan Kelley, President, Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri.