Bron Bacevich Stadium expected to be idle for several weeks

Bron Bacevich Stadium expected to be idle for several weeks
Posted at 2:38 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 14:38:15-04

CINCINNATI -- The Roger Bacon football team and soccer teams are expected to play games at alternate sites for the next several weeks due to flooding damage at Bron Bacevich Stadium, Roger Bacon Athletic Director Steve Rossi told Tuesday.

Rossi said the football team will have its next home game at St. Xavier and may use University of Cincinnati’s Sheakley Athletics Center, though nothing has been finalized.

The school is considering replacing its nine-year-old turf because of the damage. Rossi said he hopes Bron Bacevich Stadium could be ready for games in October.

The Roger Bacon football team will play at Western Hills Friday. The Spartans are scheduled to host Indian Hill at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at St. Xavier.

Bron Bacevich Stadium, which was been in operation since 1954, was flooded Sunday night after a severe storm hit the St. Bernard area.

The girls’ soccer team played Reading at St. Ursula on Monday night. Other area schools have sent emails or made phone calls.

“The support has been awesome,” Rossi said.

Roger Bacon is scheduled to host its first girls’ volleyball match against Mercy at Buddy LaRosa Court in the newly renovated Thomas J. Fogarty Center Wednesday. Fortunately, the gym was spared any damage.