Expanding or renovating an athletic complex is never easy. The decision to proceed is often determined by others—or from various sources—and your task may be to help make the project come together.
Many of the decisions will involve a variety of stakeholders, some of whom will be inconvenienced by the work, some who will be very involved and passionate, and others who will be less involved than you would like them to be. Advocating for support and funding for a large project can seem like a daunting task, which is often complicated by many factors, such as assembling a team, planning and shifting events to other sites, and engineering and permitting.
This article outlines a general guide to the steps and costs necessary to construct a new municipal-level, multipurpose field. Since a multipurpose field tends to attract large crowds, the project typically includes bleachers, a press box, athletic lighting, restrooms, concessions, storage, and adequate parking.
Continue reading Planning a Municipal Multi-Purpose Athletic Complex on the NH Municipal Association’s website.