$169,000 bid for new stand approved

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New facility offers expanded bathrooms, concessions

The demolition of the concession stand at Wildcat Stadium is complete, and Lowe’s Construction has been approved to put up a new stand after a bid of $169,374 was accepted.

Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent, said since the demolition is complete, the next step is to excavate the footers and slabs.

“The district hopes that work is done in 30 to 45 days,” he said. “Our end goal to have a finished facility is July 1.”

Asbill said with multiple subcontractors working on the project things should flow quickly and easily.

“We will end up with nine bathroom stalls in the women’s restroom, where there used to be only three,” he said. “The men’s restroom will have six total stalls, four of them will be urinals and two will be toilet stalls.”

Asbill said there will be additional sinks for hand washing as well.

“In the concession space, there will be specific storage for the soda machines, as well as the food product and storage cabinets,” he said. “The way that this facility is laid out, it will have two 10-foot-wide, 4-foot-tall serving windows, and two 4-foot-wide, 4-foot-tall serving windows.”

Asbill said that will give additional serving space, which will help progress the lines and wait times.

“We put in the two smaller windows on each side, so the plan would be to allow for drink only lines there,” he said. “That way, people can be served faster and facilitate the fans concession needs a little bit better.”

Asbill said the biggest use of the concession stand would be high school football.

“That field gets used for track, high school freshman, JV and Varsity football, and middle school and Mighty Might football,” he said. “A varsity football game will usually bring in anywhere from 1,600 to 2,000 people. We can count on at least 1,500 on a normal game night. Usually, JV games are about half that size.”

Asbill said the district is happy to have a better facility for concessions, but one of the primary goals is to have a larger, cleaner and better restroom facility for the fans.

“We really had no way to make them better the way it was,” he said. “So, this was really able to capture the project.”

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