TOWN OF TONAWANDA, NY-- The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District athletics fields are in for a big makeover.

The district broke ground Tuesday on a project to put in new turf fields, and concession and seating upgrades at Adams and Crosby fields. The project also includes a new gymnasium extension for Kenmore East High School.

“This is a very important day for Ken-Ton Schools,” said Superintendent Dawn F. Mirand in a released statement. “This Phase 2 Capital Project is the result of a collaborative process used to assess the needs of our school facilities. Phase 2 is a true team effort brought to fruition by current and past Board of Education members, the project planning and management team, staff, and community members, all who overwhelmingly supported the project. On behalf of all Ken-Ton students, who will benefit in so many ways from the work that now begins, I am grateful for the support of our community. All are very excited for our students to experience what the project will bring while learning, performing and competing in our upgraded and enhanced facilities.”

The $52 million capitol project also includes enhancements at the middle schools and high schools, as well as other building updates.

Plans for Crosby and Adams Fields

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District broke ground on a $52 million capital improvement project.
The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District broke ground on a $52 million capital improvement project.

Crosby Field plans

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District broke ground on a $52 million capital improvement project.
The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District broke ground on a $52 million capital improvement project.

Adams Field Plans

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District broke ground on a $52 million capital improvement project.
The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District broke ground on a $52 million capital improvement project.

Dick "Sparky" Adams, Former football coach for Kenmore East

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District broke ground on a $52 million capital improvement project.
The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District broke ground on a $52 million capital improvement project.