Groundbreaking held for John Schnatter Stadium

Groundbreaking held for John Schnatter Stadium
John Schnatter, the founder of papa John's Pizza, was a former baseball player at Jeffersonville High School. (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WAVE) - A stadium named for the founder of Papa John’s Pizza is coming soon to Jeffersonville High School.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the school's new baseball stadium, John H. Schnatter Stadium. Greater Clark County Schools accepted a $500,000 donation from the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation back in October.

John H. Schnatter Stadium is expected to be ready for in time for the start of the 2020 baseball season.
John H. Schnatter Stadium is expected to be ready for in time for the start of the 2020 baseball season. (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)

As the plans were unveiled, the players are pumped.

"I think it's gonna take us to another level, honestly, and boost our confidence this year for sure," said Markez Jordan, a Jeff High senior center fielder. "We really look forward to this, playing on such a great field, for a great program."

The field at Schnatter Stadium will be named after Don Poole, the retired Jeffersonville High School baseball coach.
The field at Schnatter Stadium will be named after Don Poole, the retired Jeffersonville High School baseball coach. (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)

The field at Schnatter Stadium will be named for Don Poole, the former jeff High baseball coach.

Renovations to the baseball stadium are expected to be complete by the beginning of next season in the Spring of 2020.

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