The town of West New York celebrated the reopening of the Miller Stadium on Saturday as the $2 million dollar renovation project, which aims to bring new life to the historic stadium, moves closer towards completion. The completed renovations include a brand new turf field with a replaced drainage system as well as a redone spectator area that has been newly sealed and painted. A new scoreboard will mark a transition from phase 2 to phase 3 of the project, which will include interior enhancements such as replacing the bathrooms, locker rooms, concession stands, and the netting above the spectator stands.
The renovation project was funded in part through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres program and entirely without taxpayer funds. Though the renovations are not yet finished, the town felt it was important to make sure the stadium was ready for use by the high school team for as many games as possible, with their first game at the newly redone Miller Stadium taking place at 1 PM on Saturday.
Some of Miller Stadium’s rich history includes being the site for Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” music video and playing host to a number of hall of fame baseball players including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.