A privately funded project of the BHS Alumni Association
Currently, thanks to the generosity of Grogan’s Towne and Barron Insurance for assuming paying off the Bedford Community Stadium loan, there is no outstanding debt for the Alumni Association to worry about for phase 1 of the Bedford Community Stadium project. There is an account set up for donations to construct permanent restrooms at the Bedford Community Stadium. Barron Insurance is currently donating $4,000 per year to this fund
Located on Jackman Road in Temperance, Michigan between Bedford High School and Bedford Junior High School
A Brief Overview of the Bedford Community Stadium Project
The Bedford Community Stadium is exactly that: a “Community Stadium”. Built by the community. Built for the community. And embodying the best the community has to offer. In 1995, a group of concerned citizens, Bedford High School Alumni and Bedford Public Schools administrators met to assess the condition of the old high school stadium and to develop a plan to build a new, more functional stadium. Their objective was only to meet the needs of the school and its various athletic and performing arts organizations, but to have the stadium serve as a community resource at well. From that point, the Bedford High School Alumni Association was formed and named the Bedford Community Stadium as its first special project. The stadium committee developed the following mission statement: “To build a quality community stadium based on a well thought out master plan which will be a source of real, long-lasting community pride.”
Fundraising for the project began in January of 1996. The new stadium was constructed as part of the sports complex that housed a running track which is located behind the Bedford Junior High and High School buildings at Dean and Jackman Roads. Actual construction of the stadium began in the summer of 1996 with the renovation of the of the grass surface inside the track. An underground sprinkler system was also added at that time. Fundraising efforts continued into the spring of 1997. During this period of time the stadium committee had secured enough money from various fund-raisers, donor pledges and in-kind donations to secure a $1,000,000 loan to complete phase I of the stadium project. Construction of phase I was completed in the fall of 1997.
Is Bedford Alumni still accepting donations toward the stadium project, Alumni Association scholarships, Hall of Fame and other general donations?
Yes, Bedford Alumni is still accepting donations. We are proud of our community and its reputation and that’s why in 1997 we decided to make the stadium our first special project that is now benefiting everyone who lives here. Please become part of one of the largest privately funded projects in the State of Michigan. Here is how you can “Be A Part Of It”:
Buy A Brick
- Purchase a custom engraved brick with your personal message. These bricks will pave a pathway of pride throughout the Community Stadium and will be a lasting reminder of the contributors. The bricks make a wonderful gift or memorial. The cost to purchase a brick is $100 for a 4”x 8” or $200 for an 8”x 8” brick.
Make A Pledge
- “Make A Pledge” to the Bedford Community Stadium over 5 years. Your name will be included on a plaque on the “Recognition Wall of Fame” (located at the east end of the stadium) with a pledge of $1,000 ($200 per year) or more.
Membership For for the BHS Alumni Association
- Become an active member of Bedford Alumni Association. We are a group of BHS graduates and others who are interested in the well being of Bedford High School. No membership fee is required and membership is open to everyone whether you are a Bedford graduate or not.
Hall of Fame Brick Sponsor
- Visit our Brick Orders page.