North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) Board of Trustees voted 6-1 (Bent “no”) to approve a reduced-size stadium at Fullerton College’s Sherbeck Field at their November 26 meeting. The newly-approved project reduces the stadium size from 4,400 to 2,000 seats, plus lighting and amplified sound.
At their November 12 meeting, the Trustees approved both the EIR and a 4,400-seat stadium, but left the option open to approve the reduced size, which they ultimately did.
Fullerton College President Greg Schultz began the discussion by explaining that the reduced size stadium meets CCCAA and NCAA requirements, while reducing some noise and traffic impacts.
NOCCCD Trustee President Jeffrey Brown explained that the smaller 2,000 seat stadium was covered in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), so there would not need to be a new EIR.
This issue has pitted residents’ concerns about impact on their neighborhood (noise, lights, traffic) against certain members of the college’s desire for a stadium for sports teams and an “outdoor classroom.”
To read an in-depth discussion of these two opposing views, check out our article on the November 12 meeting HERE.
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