2018Newell Stadium, which had been rebuilt five years earlier, showed signs of sinking and the City Council approved borrowing up to $1.15 million to fix it.People and Communities, Government and Public Service, City Government, Sports

The repair plan involved installing reinforced concrete grade beams or pilings under the stands and geotextile fabric under the track straightaway to better stabilize it. Other work included new paving beneath the bleachers and around the building housing the restrooms, and a full refurbishing of the track. The stands opened again on October 12, 2018, five weeks into the high school’s fall sports season.

Lamont, Ray. "City: Newell requires $1.26 million in repairs." Gloucester Daily Times. July 30, 2018.
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