MPS Athletics celebrates renovated Pulaski and Vincent stadiums

September 12, 2019

Milwaukee Public Schools continues its commitment to improving athletic facilities for its students and surrounding community by reopening the renovated Pulaski Stadium and Vincent Stadium.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, the district officially reopened Pulaski Stadium at halftime of the Bay View-Pulaski varsity football game. The stadium received synthetic turf, new goal posts, soccer goals, and a scoreboard, thanks in part to $250,000 in funding provided by the Green Bay Packers, the NFL Foundation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Milwaukee. The Rams fell to Bay View, but will return to Pulaski Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12 against South Division High School.

“This is a great demonstration amongst different units of government,” Scott Spiker, the alderman of the 13th District, said at the Pulaski Stadium ceremony. “This field is an embodiment of what we can do when we work together.”

The following day, Friday, Sept. 6, MPS Athletics celebrated the newly renovated Vincent Stadium at halftime of the Madison-Vincent varsity football game. The upgraded site features synthetic turf, new seating, team rooms, a concession stand, restrooms, and an eight-lane track. The Vikings knocked off Madison to move to 2-1 on the year and 2-0 in the Milwaukee City Conference.

“This is a field of dreams for generations to come,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley said prior to the Vincent Stadium ribbon cutting.

School administrators, local politicians, student-athletes, and community partners participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at each site.

In 2018, MPS began work to remodel the stadiums at Pulaski High School and Vincent High School; these events follow upgrades made to Custer Stadium and South Division Stadium in 2017.

The renovations to MPS Athletics stadiums go hand in hand with Milwaukee’s Recreation’s efforts to upgrade 52 playfields around the city. Last month, the department unveiled its first completed project at Columbia Playfield and will host a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 14 to celebrate the refurbishments made at Custer Playfield as well.