With Hope College’s first home football game on the new artificial surface of Holland Municipal Stadium a little more than two weeks away, the Holland City Council on Wednesday approved an agreement to sell the stadium to the college.
The college will pay $952,350 for the stadium, which has served as the home field for both Hope and Holland High School football since the late 1970s. The sale isn’t expected to be closed on until sometime this fall.
The purchase price is on top of an additional $1.1 million Hope spent earlier this summer to have the new FieldTurf surface installed, replacing the previous natural grass surface.
“This will be a facility that all of us will be proud of,” Hope President James Bultman said. “Hope will own it, but we are certainly willing to share it (with the community).”