The state of Lansing Eastern’s new football stadium in catching 6 Sports Director Fred Heumann’s attention tonight.
6 Sports first told you about this last August, when hopes were high and the shovels were just barely in the ground.
“This is such a huge deal….it’s such an amazing thing for our kids at Eastern, for the Eastern community to have a brand new, state of the art football, track, soccer stadium, a brand new tennis courts, new parking area, this is really an important part of our community spirit,” said Mark Coscarella, deputy superintendent of the Lansing Schools.
That was nine months ago and at that time, in August, the bond had just been approved and the initial dirt was just being moved along Pennsylvania Avenue.
Now the stadium is looking like a stadium and it will be ready for the Quakers’ first home football game on August 26th.
And it is a multi-purpose facility.
Soccer will be played there and a new track will surround the playing field, plus the new tennis courts and a new meeting room for the team near one of the endzones.
This for a team that has never played a true home game.
For years the Quakers have had to use Lansing Sexton and Lansing Everett for their home games.
The project is on time, it’s on budget and Eastern’s football program needs a boost.
The Quakers haven’t won a single game in four years