The future of Roberts Stadium

The committee that is playing a role in the fate of Evansville's Roberts Stadium met for the first time Thursday night.

The 15 member panel was appointed by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

At the end of three months the group will present what uses will and will not work for the now-vacant building.

Winnecke says the group will not give recommendations, only gather information and ideas from the public.

"I'm not looking for a single recommendation out of this task force and what to do with the Roberts Stadium property. What I'm asking them to do is reach out and listen to the public and gather ideas on what the public thinks about potential reuses," noted Winnecke.

The committee used their first meeting to set the framework and times for future gatherings.

Members say they're anxious to get to work, "I became part of the committee because I want to support the mayor in what he wants to do and he wants this behind him. I look forward to the whole process. I think it's going to be an interesting thing to do," said Committee Chair Larry Steenberg.

The committee has scheduled three public meetings to further discuss this issue.  Those will take place on the following dates:

  • January 26th at 5:30 p.m. at The Centre
  • January 28th at 10:00 a.m. at Roberts Stadium
  • February 1st at 5:30 p.m. at The Centre

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