The Skip Baughman Stadium was originally constructed during The Great Depression and opened in 1937, the product of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) work crew.
(4-12-19) The St. Marys Board of Education this week approved the sale of Skip Baughman Stadium to the City of St. Marys for $200,000, with the facility to be used for youth sporting events. The sale includes 11.959 acres of the 13.671 acres from the District. The school district will retain ownership of an additional 1.712 acres along Front Street, where Cook Gymnasium and a parking lot are located. The board of education’s resolution stated that proceeds from the sale must be designated only for capital expenditures, so the money will pay for stands at the new football stadium located at the new high school.
End of an era for Roughrider football –
- Roughrider Athletic Complex To Start Construction July 16th, Farewell Season to Skip Baughman Stadium
- Jump Starting St. Marys Stadium Project
- Roughrider Stadium Update
- St. Marys Celebrates 600th Program Win
- Roughriders Considering New Football Facility For The Future
- Stadium nearing end as St. Marys Roughriders’ home
Next season St. Marys will play football at their brand new 4,500 seat Alumni Stadium turf field located at the new (2010-11) high school located off of US 33 and SR 66. The old facility was listed as seating 3,500 fans and is located in downtown St. Marys.
City rendering for the new sports complex area –
- Skip Baughman Stadium will remain as the main field and could be split up to four youth fields
- visitor stands will be demolished
- home stands will be maintained
the home concession stand will remain to serve activities
lights will remain at the facility.
- South and Front streets property could be turned into townhouses or condominiums
- The city has preliminary plans to build an amphitheater on the east end of the site near the practice football field along South Street and facing the railroad tracks.