MEDIA ADVISORY: 31ST ANNUAL ELM CITY BOWL TO BE PLAYED ON THANKSGIVING AT BOWEN FIELD

31ST ANNUAL ELM CITY BOWL TO BE PLAYED ON THANKSGIVING AT BOWEN FIELD
                                                
WHO: Superintendent Garth Harries
James Hillhouse High School
Wilbur Cross High School     
NHPS Athletics Department
Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees
Gilbane Building Company
Tri-Con Construction Manager
O&G Industries
New Haven Community
 
WHEN:  10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 26 (10:30am Game Kick-off) 
 
WHERE:  Bowen Field – 480 Sherman Pkwy, 06511 (adjacent to Hillhouse High School on Munson St)
 
WHAT:  The Elm City Bowl between James Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross high schools is a New Haven tradition that brings school and community together on Thanksgiving morning. This event is being played at the newly renovated Bowen Field which serves not only the school but the larger New Haven community. Once the renovation is completed, it will include a new state-of-the-art turf field, eight-lane track, new bleachers, locker rooms, lights and other amenities.  
 
The event begins with the traditional Elm City Bowl breakfast from 8:00am to 10:00am at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The Elm City Bowl will begin at 10:00am with team introductions and kick-off at 10:30am. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate. 
 
-RENOVATION HISTORY-
In August, the project was awarded a $4.8 million grant from Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the state of Connecticut to cover the cost of cleanup of the site before construction can begin. The project has recently received final approval from the EPA for the preconstruction remediation plan. The total cost of the Bowen Field project is approximately $12 million, with much of the cost reimbursable through state school construction grants.
 
The architecture firm on the Bowen Field project is the S/L/A/M Collaborative. The construction managers are O&G Industries and Tri-Con. Gilbane Building Company is the manager of the School Construction Program.
 
Field open to press at 9:00 a.m.
Press should assemble on South End of the field ( Hillhouse Side)- See press route on site map