Efforts to obtain a new sports complex at Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia have been revitalized. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Superintendent Brad Pollitt:
Politt said discussions of an improved track were in the works when he came to the district in 1990. “So 23 years later we’re still at the same point, and we feel like it’s time to move forward and look at building a new stadium complex out at the new high school site. We have significant land there to build the stadium without purchasing more land,” said Pollitt.
The new facility would include an astroturf surface, improved dressing facilities, and better parking. “There’s so many communities that have already taken this step and have found positive results. That’s what we’re looking, to improve our facilities and improve our community,” said Pollitt.
The new stadium is estimated to cost between $6 million and $7 million. The old stadium could possibly be purchased by the Sedalia Parks Department for use as a community center.