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Talk of Schreiber Field Tear Down

(La Porte, IN) - For the first time ever, perhaps, talk about eliminating hallowed Schreiber Field in La Porte has entered the public arena.


School Board president Jim Arnold said there’s been talk about the need for a field house for student athletes at the high school.

Arnold said Kiwanis Field, another high school sports landmark, needs considerable work and might not be worth the cost of a renovation.  If Kiwanis Field remains, Arnold said the only room near the high school to construct a field house is on Schreiber Field.


The baseball diamond is named after the late Ken Schreiber, who coached seven state championship teams in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.


On Sound-Off Friday on 96.7 The Eagle, Arnold said it’s just an idea he wanted to throw out for discussion to begin the process of arriving at the best solution.


Arnold said he knows what Schreiber Field and Kiwanis Field where the high school football team plays mean to the community.  However, he said decisions sometimes have to be made for what’s best financially for the school corporation and future of the high school sports programs.


“Unfortunately, a lot of people sometimes are in the past, but it’s progress,” he said.


If there was ever a decision to remove Schreiber Field, Arnold said the new baseball diamond could still carry the legendary coach’s name.


Schreiber was 83 when he passed away in 2017.  He had over 1,000 victories in his long career as head coach of the Slicers and just over 200 losses. 

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