GHS Cardinal Field Improvement Project
The goal of the Cardinal Field Improvement project is to meet our students’ athletic needs and provide the general public with a facility that offers a more accessible and inviting facility.
The District completed a Cardinal Field Feasibility Study during the FY18 academic year which culminated with the committee concurrence to pursue Option B, a $20M project. This option included replacing the bleachers, improving field lighting and the speaker system, adding a through road, relocating the tennis courts and adding a building serving as the ticket gate and facilities complete with ADA accessible bathrooms, team rooms and concession. The board approved the continuation of the design phase on Option B on 2/22/18.
Cardinal Stadium has seen great progress. Phase I opened with a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy on October 1, 2021. The BOE did not request funding for the full Phase II , but the design of the road and emergency access bridge are included in Phase I. Documents requested by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, who must approve access through the state easement right of way, will be sent directly to the Town of Greenwich.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the front gate prior to 64-12 homecoming victory versus Stamford High School. Speakers were installed and the bathrooms under the bleachers were open. An ADA compliant parking lot adjacent to the field was also open, allowing those with handicap placards to park within feet of the front entrance.