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Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 @ 4:31 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 12:07 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:57 p.m.
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School tonight announced the development of the Roger Glass Stadium, Home of the Chaminade Julienne Eagles.
The downtown Dayton multipurpose competition venue will be located at the corner of Longworth and Eaker streets and is poised to serve the Greater Dayton region. Immediate stadium seating stands at 2,150 with two ticket booth gateways to accommodate capacity crowds, and a 99,600-square-foot field large enough to host professional soccer games in addition to football and lacrosse competitions.
“As a Catholic school sponsored by the Marianists and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, our primary objective for this facility was to invest in a place that would expand growth and leadership opportunities for young people from every corner of the region,” stated Dan Meixner, CJ president. “Ever since we developed what is now Blue Green Field in 2008, many of our community members have imagined a stadium in its place. Because of tremendous support, it is exciting to now make that dream a reality. This is something special.”
Roger Glass, ’60 attended Chaminade High School from 1956-60, played trumpet in the marching band and was a four-year member of the speech and debate club. After graduation, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton. He began his career as a teacher in Catholic elementary schools, then joined the family business, Marion’s Piazza, founded by his father Marion in 1965. Glass continues to own and operate Marion’s, which now has nine area locations, recognized by national trade publications, and regularly voted as a hometown favorite in local publications and surveys.
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School will announce “what’s next” for its campus on S. Ludlow Street tonight — a project the school promises will “change the south-western edge of greater downtown Dayton.”
The announcement comes on the heels of another, $2.5 million project. Last week, students got the first glimpse of renovations in the school’s oldest building, including modernized classrooms and hallways, new mechanical and lighting systems, enhanced performing arts rehearsal spaces and a reconfigured cafeteria.