Middleton School Board moves forward with high school stadium renovation plan

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MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) – The Middleton School District Board approved a motion at its meeting last week to fund an $8-12 million high school football stadium.

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District School Board revealed on Tuesday that the Otto Breitenbach Football Stadium project is moving forward.

A former high school student has already pledged $5 million for the project, and the district will donate up to $2 million. The Middleton-Cross Plains Education Foundation will help raise the remaining funds, which executive director Amber Kiggens-Leifheit said was an exciting effort for everyone.

“MCPASD’s partnership with the Education Foundation will support community and school district efforts to create a stadium complex that is accessible to all and a centerpiece of excellence in athletic performance and activity,” said Kiggens- Leifheit.

A group of alumni approached the district a few months ago with interest in making improvements to the stadium, officials noted.

MCPASD described its current facilities as “inadequate” and said the facility lags behind other schools in the area.

“Our students and our community deserve modern facilities in which they can compete and perform in a wide variety of activities,” said Director of Information and Public Relations Shannon Valladolid.

The district noted that it would cost $1.5 million to bring existing bathrooms into ADA compliance. He will approve the project in phases as the foundation raises funds.

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