November 27, 2017
Spartan Municipal Stadium has been placed on the Preservation Ohio Endangered List of 2017
Thanks to the works of Shawnee State University’s Sean Dunne, Associate Professor of Social Sciences, and SSU student, Jacob Smith, Spartan Municipal Stadium has been placed on the Preservation Ohio Endangered List of 2017.
The Spartan Municipal Stadium is located on James Street in Portsmouth, Ohio, and was home of the former NFL football team who are now known as the Detroit Lions. Being placed on the Preservation Ohio Endangered List will help to save the stadium as is it currently requires renovation.
On top of Dunne and Smith’s efforts, SSU students have been working hard to restore the stadium to its former glory. Dr. Dunne has spoken with multiple NFL teams, the NFL Hall of Fame, NFL Film and the NFL Foundation about preserving the Spartan Municipal Stadium. All of their work has attracted responses from multiple media outlets and an ESPN producer.
“Being placed on this list is such a great accomplishment because I do believe that it will assist in the renovation of the stadium. While it does not provide immediate funding, being on the list will help with future grant applications and appeals for funding,” said Dr. Dunne. “I think this accomplishment also shows just how much SSU students have to offer and all that they can contribute back to the area.”
Preservation Ohio is Ohio’s oldest statewide historic preservation organization. It was established in 1982 to enhance the understanding of and appreciation for Ohio’s historic resources and to serve as a focal point for Ohio organizations, municipalities, corporations and individuals who care about these resources and are concerned about preservation for future generations.
For more information about Preservation Ohio, please visit www.preserveohio.com.
For more information about how to help preserve the Spartan Municipal Stadium with SSU, please contact Dunne at firstname.lastname@example.org.