Purcell Marian to build football stadium

TriangleMan

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Just saw this headline but don't subscribe. Anybody got details on this? Where will it be?
From the photo caption:

"Purcell Marian High School...has purchased the former Gilligan Funeral Home on Woodburn Avenue to make way for an athletics stadium."

Is that enough real estate?
 
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RollingTrain

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From the photo caption:

"Purcell Marian High School...has purchased the former Gilligan Funeral Home on Woodburn Avenue to make way for an athletics stadium."

Is that enough real estate?
for kicks I looked at google maps and it looked as though some houses beside and behind that funeral home were getting torn down so my guess is yes. Maybe it’s a stands on one side kind of deal?
 

playboi12

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for kicks I looked at google maps and it looked as though some houses beside and behind that funeral home were getting torn down so my guess is yes. Maybe it’s a stands on one side kind of deal?
Its gonna be cramped! But its a long time coming!
 

EHS 2001

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for kicks I looked at google maps and it looked as though some houses beside and behind that funeral home were getting torn down so my guess is yes. Maybe it’s a stands on one side kind of deal?
According to the article, PM also purchased the home at 1619 De Sales Lane. The archdiocese already owns 1615 and 1621 De Sales Lane and 2994 Woodburn Ave. The area bounded in red in the attached image is approximately 2.1 acres according to Google Maps.
 

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cincifbfan

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That's great for Purcell. I've wondered for years why they never attempted to turn the field into a stadium. Excellent news for the school!

That area will have maybe the tightest cluster of football stadiums I can think of in a small geographical area....You will have Purcell Marian, Summit Country Day, Walnut Hills, and Withrow all right there within about a 2 mile stretch. That's pretty cool.
 

GoArrowsGo

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Where has Purcell been playing their home games before this? Only time I can remember seeing them play was against McNicholas and the game was at St. X.
 

EHS 2001

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they played games at the practice field?!
The Sheakley Athletics Center was used for lower division games that were part of the Crosstown Showdown for a few years. It has seating for 1200, a press box, lights, concession stand, etc. It's the home of UC's women's lacrosse team.


 

EHS 2001

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The stadium, known as the "Cavalier Project" would become the home venue for the football and soccer teams. Plans for the stadium do not include a track.

Plans include fan seating on one side; the school said it's too early to decide on name considerations at this point.
 

Lancermania

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Purcell went undefeated (14-0) after it defeated Willoughby South 26-7 in the Division II state final Nov. 29, 1986 at Ohio Stadium.
Head Coach Herb Woeste was a no-nonsense guy. He preached mental and physical toughness. That was evident in practices on the hard surface of Eden Park, where the team used cones and barrels as markers and walked the field once every two weeks checking for broken glass.
 
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warriorblue

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Well played Lancermania. I believe that Purcell team gave the DI champ Fairfield HS their only loss that season as well.
they also beat a national ranked Moeller team! Very good coach and even better person! I got to know Coach Woeste when he was Athletic Director for Winton Woods
 
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