Rebuilt South Stadium, renovated Custer Stadium part of district effort to strengthen athletic opportunities

September 17, 2015

Custer StadiumMilwaukee Public Schools student athletes, district leaders and community members came together Friday, September 11, 2015 to cut the ribbons at two new MPS athletic fields, celebrating new opportunities for student athletes that enhance the MPS experience. The new football and soccer fields at the rebuilt South Stadium and the renovated Custer Stadium are a component of district-wide efforts to expand athletic programs, tied to MPS’ eight Strategic Objectives or “Big Ideas” to improve student success.
The two new fields feature synthetic turf to both improve player safety and help the fields handle a higher volume of games. Each stadium is the home field for multiple teams. The stadium projects were funded through Qualified School Construction Bonds issued by MPS through the city of Milwaukee. Pictured at the Custer Stadium ribbon cutting event are (front row, from left)  Milwaukee Common Council president Michael Murphy, Mayor Tom Barrett, MPS superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver, and MPS board president Michael Bonds.