Chargers Athletic Programs: Hamilton High School

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Press box planned for football stadium

People attending events at the Grove Athletic Stadium at Hamilton High School next season will soon notice a new facility on its north side behind the visitors’ bleachers: a 500-square-foot press box.

The Sussex Lions Club has committed $55,000 to the project and the Hamilton Athletic Booster Club will donate at least $20,000. The Hamilton Chargers football team will fundraise for the project, and the school district will contribute the remaining $40,000.

The building will have space for staff and coaches who film and scout games. The existing press box will be used for news media and scorers, announcers and game clock operators.

Work on the project is expected to begin this spring and end in time for the fall football season. School staff members have received some cost estimates, according to a school district press release, but hope to finalize construction contracts once they confirm if local parents will donate their labor for masonry and interior work.

The facility will have a split-face decorative block exterior with metal panels and a rubber-covered wooden roof. Track and field equipment will be stored on the ground level.