MCDONALD, Ohio (WKBN) -The McDonald Stadium construction project is coming along.

Several major steps in the project have happened over the past few months and more activity is planned for the coming weeks.

The turf is in, and on Thursday, they were laying down the asphalt for the track. They also put in LED lights.

The grandstands were delivered, which will seat 1,000 spectators and include 100 chair back seats. Assembly should be completed by next week.

The final touches on the track will wrap up this week as well as the placement of the visitor stands.

The press box will arrive next week.

“For us to have this facility, get the football team on it this year, for us, track team hasn’t had a home track meet in at least 25 to 30 years, so for them to have a meet there this spring, see our baseball and softball team on it, it’s going to be a good thing for everybody,” said McDonald Superintendent Kevin O’Connell.

This weekend they’ll put in the visitor stands and stripe the track next week.

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In the meantime, stadium lighting is being worked on and temporary restrooms and locker rooms are being put on site.

With all the work still happening, the homecoming game will be played on Sept. 17 at A.A. Burkey Memorial Stadium.

The new date to open the new McDonald Stadium is set for Sept. 24 for the game against Springfield Local.

Moving forward, the district will work on an additional phase which will include permanent locker rooms, restrooms and a concession stand.