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Donations for the stadium project are being accepted through Greene Giving, and can be made online or by mail sent to:
  The Greene County Community Foundation (Greene Giving)
  941 W Second St.
  Xenia, OH 45385

Donors should specify that the donation is for the “Doug Adams Stadium Project” when they make their donation. If your donation is for a specific part of the project, such as sponsoring a locker or commemorative brick, please indicate that as well. 

Questions? Reach out to the XCS Athletics Department at 937-372-6983 x8096


Update: Friday, May 19, 2023

On Friday, May 19, an update about phase II of the stadium project was posted! Read the news article here, or browse the Phase II section of the Stadium page for more information about the project slated for 2024.

Update: Monday, May 15, 2023

On Monday, May 15 at 8:30  a.m., demolition began for phase I of the Doug Adams Stadium renovation that will take place over the summer months.

This phase of the project will include new grandstands for home and away fans, adding seating for about 1,000 extra fans, as well as new lighting, sound, and a press box with an observation deck. 

Watch a video of the demolition.

Update: May 13, 2023

On Monday, May 15, demolition of the bleachers for Phase I of the Doug Adams Stadium project will begin! The public is invited to stop by to watch this historic event, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Can't make it on Monday?
The most spectacular changes will take place on Monday, but our community can watch as the 60-year-old home bleachers and the locker rooms beneath are demolished over several days during the early part of the week. And, of course, keep an eye on things over the summer months as new stadium lights, bleachers, and press box are built over the summer as Phase I of the stadium project is completed!

Original announcement as posted on 12/15/2022

XCS Ready to Tackle Doug Adams Stadium Renovation

At its regular meeting on Monday, December 12, the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education approved an agreement to complete phase one of a capital improvement project at Doug Adams Stadium.

This first phase of renovation, scheduled to be completed in 2023, will address the areas of highest concern: stadium lighting, bleachers, and the press box.

Current lighting and electrical systems have become unreliable, and the bleachers themselves are also showing the wear and tear of hundreds of thousands of guests over many decades. Both the lights and the center section of the home bleachers were installed in the mid-1950s, when they were moved from what was then Central High School.

Planned improvements for phase one:
 ▪️ Lighting – Replace all four light poles with energy-efficient LED; includes all new electrical wiring for those structures.
 ▪️ Stands – Replace fan seating with ADA-compliant options, increasing seating for the home team from 3,500 to 4,000 seats. Away stands will increase from 1,500 to 2,000 seats.
 ▪️ Press Box – Replace structure at the top of the home bleachers with a single-story structure that will include an open observation deck above.
 ▪️ Parking – Add 110 parking spaces adjacent to the stadium.

The agreement approved the Design-Build contract for Diverse Building Solutions, Inc. In addition, the lighting project will be completed by Techline Sports Lighting, LLC. The bleachers will be constructed by Sightlines Athletic Facilities LLC and Outdoor Aluminum.

The renovation process will necessitate the demolition of the current locker room facilities located beneath the bleachers. Mobile units will be in place for the 2023-24 school year, with the goal to use them for only one year. 

Doug Adams Stadium is a high-traffic facility, and has averaged 2,500-3,000 visitors for each Friday night football game this fall. In addition to high school and middle school football, the stadium is used for soccer, lacrosse, and track teams, as well as youth leagues and local club soccer teams. It sees hundreds of competitions throughout the spring, summer, and fall each year.

Once the initial phase of renovation is complete, a second phase would include other major areas in need of renovation, largely focused on locker rooms and other site structures.

Previous improvements to the facility included replacing the track in 2017, and the turf field in 2015.