The Onondaga County War Memorial could be getting a facelift very soon if the county gets its way.
The county’s Facilities Committee met to on Wednesday to discuss a plan that would include more of a focus on younger veterans.
“We really need to make sure that the facility is representative of all of the different wars and conflicts and it’s not and that’s going to change. We’re going to make that investment,” said Ryan McMahon, (R) Onondaga County Legislature Chairman.
The committee is also looking to improve parts of the fan experience, including better bathrooms and a nicer scoreboard. These projects could cost a pretty penny, the county estimates millions. So the county is hoping to work with the Crunch to help pay for it.
“We have a lease that has 7 years left on it, we’re asking them to extend that lease for 3 more years so we’ll have a 10-year lease over which we can advertise the cost of improvements,” said Bill Fisher, Deputy Onondaga County Executive.
The county hopes to have much of the project done by the beginning of the Crunch’s 2017 season, so October. The Deputy County Executive says he knows it’s aggressive, but he believes it can be done.
A vote to approve the upgrades will take place on Aug. 1.