High school students hoping to help renovate Peoria Stadium

Aug 14, 2017

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - High school students in central Illinois are part of an effort to renovate Peoria Stadium.

The Richwoods High School students are part of an entrepreneurial training program. They're planning to raise money to install an LED sign at the field and sell advertising on the space. Officials say profits would be used to start renovating the stadium and possibly begin a larger fundraising campaign for stadium improvements.

The students attended a Peoria Zoning and Planning Commission meeting and plan to attend a City Council meeting this month as they seek permission for their sign.

 Students in the program already have developed and marketed a mobile phone app for a local country club and are working on a similar project for the Peoria Riverfront Museum.