Dubuque Schools Unveil $10 Million Dalzell Project

by Katie Wiedemann, Reporter

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque Schools are unveiling the $10 million renovations at Dalzell Field. Money from the one cent sales tax fund paid for the upgrades.

You can see three states from the new press box high above Dalzell Field. But athletic directors say it's the view from the ground that's most impressive.

Dubuque Schools Athletic Director Amy Hawkins said, "I think many people, once they see it, they're going to get excited and want to use this for community events. "

The turf football and soccer field replaces the former torn-up grass field.

Dubuque Senior High School Soccer Player Taylor Ryan said, "The fact that we actually have a home field just makes all the difference. "

The old worn out 6 lane track, is now 8 lanes wide and made from rubber.

Hawkins said, "the bleachers were all made made out of cement so they were all crumbling and it was an accident waiting to happen."

On Tuesday, construction crews made last minute adjustments to the multi-screen score board.

"when we host our first track meet, which will hopefully be on Thursday, we should be able to put all 8 names up on the board," said Hawkins.
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