After 90 years, Milw.'s South Stadium to be demolished, rebuilt

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The old South Stadium is coming down after serving the Milwaukee Public Schools and community for 90 years.

In less than a month's time, the entire stadium will be demolished and in its place a $9 million new one will be built.

Bay View, Bradley Tech and South Division High Schools will play their home football and soccer games on the field.

For those with history inside the walls it’s hard to imagine, but even Michael Wenzel who’s worked here in some capacity for 53 years says it’s time.

“The people who did the job in 1920, 1921 did an outstanding job. It lasted very nicely over the years, but Wisconsin winters take their toll and repairs can only go so long, and everything gets old and everything needs to updated and repaired and it will look great when it’s done,” said Michael Wenzel, the Assistant Stadium Manager.

The demolition could start as soon as May 1st. The price tag on that is $559,163. The new stadium is expected to be complete by the end of 2014.