Stadium auction set for Aug. 4

Everything must go. The last public event at Roberts Stadium will be an auction. All contents, fixtures, and equipment at the closed stadium will be auctioned on site Saturday, Aug. 4th at 10:00 a.m. City-County Building Authority Director Dave Rector says items to be auctioned include basketball floors, four basketball goals, a stage, office furniture, and kitchen and concession equipment. He says the stadium will be open for pre-auction inspections Aug. 2 and 3. The city hopes the sale will raise between $150,000 to $200,000. The city has dibs on 5,500 stadium seats that will be moved to Mesker Amphitheater. The 57-year-old stadium will be demolished and turned into green space.