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Tiger Trail Project's Fate In Hands of Cuyahoga Falls School Board

Cuyahoga Falls School Foundation members are asking the school district for a $30,000 loan to start the project this summer

The fate of the Tiger Trail Project now falls into the hands of Cuyahoga Falls School Board members. 

Well, partially.

The Cuyahoga Falls School Foundation asked the board of education to consider loaning money for the first phase of a four-phase redesign of the entrance to Clifford Stadium. 

That entrance (a trail of engraved bricks) would then be known as "Tiger Trail," with construction beginning in summer 2013, according to the foundation's website.

The project is expected to cost $150,000, with phase one costing $70,000, according to the Falls News-Press. The Foundation already has raised $40,000.

Cuyahoga Falls School Foundation members are asking the school district for a $30,000 loan to start the project this summer, the community newspaper reported.

The board plans to consider the loan at an upcoming meeting.

In the meantime, you can see a "virtual Tiger Trail" on the foundation's website.

Terry February 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM
With all the talk of a new high school complex at a DIFFERENT location, this project should be reconsidered. During high school football season, I travel around to Portage, Summit and Stark Counties to watch various teams. Needless to say the stadiums and entrances vary in design but it's never those COMPLEXES I go to see. Once through the gate, it's always about the football game. I currently use the Thomas Ct entrance to Tiger Stadium as do a lot of other Tiger fans. There is also a regular gate entrance at the Sixth St end of the field that is widely used. It's about the game and the quality of the team. The Foundation should rethink this project and put the money to better use or wait until a FINAL decision is made on a new high school. Just continue to raise funds until that time.
Regina February 21, 2013 at 12:28 PM
I think it is ridiculous that a school board would even consider this, especially when they are about to ask taxpayers for more money. I'll have a hard time voting in favor of a levy if I know this is granted. What if they never pay back the loan????
Adam C. Miller February 21, 2013 at 12:32 PM
The foundation should either downsize the project or wait until they have the needed funds. Asking the school board? I don't think so!
Miranda Terry February 21, 2013 at 08:19 PM
I 100% agree that this project should be held off on. I hope money isn't spent on this at the current location of the High School Football Stadium because I hope we no longer use this stadium... SOON! Don't waste money if there is a chance we will be getting a new School / Stadium.

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