New Football Stadium in the Works for Eastern and LCC

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Wednesday night, members from Lansing Eastern, Catholic Central, the Lansing School District and the public met to discuss a new football field on the east side of town.

The field would be jointly used by LCC and Eastern's soccer, track and football teams, giving them a true “home field” for the first time in 50 years for Eastern and the first time ever for LCC.

The effort is called the "Community Dream Project." It's a fund raising campaign looking to alumni, the public and grants. They estimate the facility will cost somewhere between $2 million and $4 million. Currently, Eastern has $146,000 with which to start, money left over after a land sale to Sparrow Hospital.

Best hopes have the new football field ready by 2008. The two schools currently lease fields from Sexton and Holt.