Centennial High School Stadium Complex improvements are underway. With the exception of the track resurfacing, these projects will not use bond dollars. These projects will be completed through the Board Reserve Fund, dedicated to one-time expenses such as facility improvements. A small groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, May 12, 2023, for facilities improvements to the Centennial High School Stadium Complex, which will receive the following upgrades:
Seismic and Safety Improvements to the Stadium
Parking and Sidewalk Improvements
Upgrades to the Public Restrooms and Team Rooms
Bus Parking Relocation
Complete Resurfacing of Track and Field Event Spaces, and
Replacement of the grass surface with an all-weather turf field.
These upgrades are long overdue given the drainage and structural concerns of the now 60-year-old stadium. The stadium’s grass field has drainage issues, requires extensive maintenance, and has severe crowning which is at or exceeds OSAA regulation limits. Plus, the extensive wear on the grass field during high peak sports seasons decreases the opportunity for other field use purposes, such as physical education classes, after-school youth athletics, or other community use needs.
The improvements will greatly enhance Centennial’s athletic programming and increase access and opportunities for our youth and the greater community. You can visually track the progress of the Stadium Complex thanks to a high-resolution camera installed to capture a photo every 10 minutes linked here. Additional project photos and updates will be included on this page as they become available.