Sartoris Field has recently been improved with the addition of a press box. A donation of $50,000 by Harley Davidson of Glendale will bring to the playing field a much needed press facility.
“Having a press box has always been on our wish list,” said Alex Leon, GCC’s Sports Information Director. That list finally made it into the right hands.
The new press box gives the scoreboard controllers and game announcers their own area. Prior to construction of the press box, they were out in the open and didn’t have a place to control the scoreboard and announce the game. Weather-plagued wiring can now all be contained in the new box.
“This completes the stadium,” said Bill Taylor, GCC’s Director of Business Services.
The local Harley dealer generated some of the money for the donation from the “Love Ride,” the largest one-day motorcycle charity event in the world and one in which President Davitt has participated in. Davitt himself helped negotiate the construction of the press box.
Last year’s “Love Ride” also raised more than $1.45 million for The Muscular Dystrophy Association. The next “Love Ride” will be held on Nov. 12.
Located right above the bleachers, the new press box is an important facility for press relations and shows strong community support.
The new press facility will have plenty of space for all the equipment and it can hold eight to ten people. It is equipped with eight windows for personnel inside to view events. The final color of choice will be beige with white trim to match the bleachers and the scoreboard.
“It’s a great way to present ourselves as we host other schools,” said Leon. “It’s also something we can offer to our students athletes.”
The new press box should be fully operational before football season.