BANGOR- Some of Bangor’s school facilities could be getting a facelift, including Cameron Stadium’s football field and track.
Bangor’s school superintendent, Dr. Betsy Webb, said the track there is so broken down, this upcoming spring is the last they will be able to practice on it.
Because it’s not currently an eight lane track, Bangor cannot host home track meets.
“We have been paying down our debt service and have low debt service as compared to other schools,” Webb said. “It would be much more costly to let them deteriorate and try to build brand new facilities.”
As part of that upgrade, officials are also looking to repair the fields for soccer and football.
City councilor, Ben Sprague, said there are more than 500 kids just ages pre-k through 5 years old playing soccer in Bangor.
If Bangor could host more soccer tournaments, it could help out the city.
“These state tournaments bring people from all over the place, the hotels would be full, the restaurants would be full, there’d be a lot of positive economic activity,” Sprague said.
Other projects for additional cost would be electrical and heating system upgrades to Bangor schools.
Sprague said that would be paid for by a bond and if officials come up with a finalized plan it would go to Bangor residents for a vote.