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Multiple stakeholders to be a part of proposed athletic complex upgrade process

The potential work you could see done at the Sturgeon Bay Athletic Complex in the coming years is aiming to be a true community effort.


With Craig Sigl and Mark Schuster donating their time to organize the effort, Sturgeon Bay School District, the City of Sturgeon Bay, Door County Medical Center, Door County, Destination Door County, and the Raibrook Foundation may all work together to make a new athletic complex with outdoor and indoor facilities a reality, beginning first with a feasibility study. The complex would be located where the school’s current soccer, baseball, softball, and track facilities sit, which sits on land owned by either the district or the city.


A feasibility study is being sought to determine financial projections, comparable projects, stakeholder feedback, and economic impacts among other factors. Sturgeon Bay Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says another important component that will be discussed is the district’s role in the planning after already going to the community for millions of dollars for capital improvements in the recent future.

If approved by the school board at its meeting on July 19th, Sturgeon Bay School District would contribute $15,000 of the $89,500 for a sports complex feasibility study. The rest of the amount would be covered by other potential stakeholders.

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