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The dream becomes a reality. Purcell Marian plays the first game at Staubach Stadium on August 18, 2023, in front of a sold-out crowd and countless past and present PM luminaries. Roger Staubach throws out the ceremonial first pass, and the Cavaliers beat Deer Park, 40-22, to officially open the stadium.
Purcell Marian celebrates the realization of our dream with a donor appreciation dinner on Thursday, August 17. Roger Staubach steps into the stadium bearing his name for the first time, and plays catch with current PM football players.
The flags are raised and dedicated at Staubach Stadium for the first time on Monday, August 14. The flag poles and flags were a gift of the Purcell Class of 1970.
The stadium scoreboard is installed and tested for the first time. The Farmer Family Foundation and Cintas contributed over $300,000 to install the top-of-the-line technology.
Work on the Carl & Linda DeBlasio Main Entrance is completed.
The final phase of construction begins as work on the stadium grandstands is started, including the Robers Family Student Section.
Motz completes installation of The Guy ‘Bear’ Barattieri ’88 Field. The Cincinnati Bengals contributed $200,000 for the state-of-the-art playing surface
Purcell Marian High School names Guy “Bear” Barattieri Field at Staubach Stadium.
Purcell Marian raises over $2,000,000 in just under 8 weeks thanks to dollar-for-dollar $1,000,000 match from Mr. Harry and Mrs. Linda Fath. Leads to final fundraising push for stadium lights.
Purcell Marian launches public fundraising campaign. | Harry and Linda Fath pledge an additional $1 million match to help finish the project.
Messer shares first in depth Stadium construction update.
Stadium construction begins in full as Messer Construction starts ground removal.
In a private ceremony on Monday, May 23 featuring City of Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, Cincinnati Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Kearney, and Cincinnati Councilmember Meeka Owens ‘96, Purcell Marian officially breaks ground on Staubach Stadium
Staubach Stadium All Alumni Athlete Fundraiser, March 26
An All-Star cast of legendary PM Coaches and Athletes comes together to support Purcell Marian’s first home field, highlighted by speakers Terry Killens ’92, Joanne Browarsky ’94, and Matt Singer ’97.
Request for Proposal sent to contractors.
Purcell Marian High School announces Staubach Stadium as the official name of Project Cavalier.
O’Rourke completes demolition of Woodburn and De Sales Lane property.
Early design concepts from MSA are provided to school to begin visualizing possibilities of complex on campus and debuted at Grand Event.
Major donors step up to pledge their support in a mostly quiet fundraising campaign.
Business Courier shares information on purchase of property. Purcell Marian begins to communicate future use of property is a field.
Harry + Linda Fath pledges $1 million towards “Project Cavalier”
Anonymous Donor pledges $1 million towards “Project Cavalier”
MSA Architects are selected among competitive bid processes to lead design and implementation of the field project.
Talks for sale of the Gilligan property resume. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati approves the purchase with the intention to demolish buildings in the future.
Purcell Marian and Gilligan Funeral Home agree to the price of sale of the building. Alumni step up in a quick and quiet campaign to purchase properties.
Covid-19 emerges, state of Ohio shifts schools to online. Focus is on school and student support. Gilligan pauses their consideration of the sale of the building. Talks of purchasing property put on hold.
Andy Farfsing begins conversation with Gilligan about potential sale of the funeral home building at Woodburn Avenue; Gilligan expresses interest in selling in the near future.