Nestled within the diverse 72-acre landscape of historic Harvey S. Firestone Recreation Park, the Firestone Stadium was constructed in 1916 and features a seating capacity of 4715.
The restored Firestone Stadium will be named after Dick “Sonny” Fisher, Dick “Sonny” Fisher Stadium, the Columbiana-native whose legendary moves on the field gave us the name “Columbiana Clippers”.
According to Coach Rich Barryman, CHS class of 1947, “The radio announcer from Cleveland (Tom Manning) who did the Ohio State games, would say, ‘There goes the Columbiana Clipper’ when Dick would make a good run. So from there it got picked up! We didn’t have a nickname until then that I know of.”
The creation of Fisher Stadium at Firestone Park will be done in phases. Columbiana Craft Beerfest: Clipper Sipper will help raise funds for the first phase of this project, the removal and replacement of the home stands.
- $200,000 campaign goal (Phase 1)
- Removal of the current cement stands
- Replace stands with new aluminum bleachers ( same look and feel as the current stands)
- Enhance aesthetic look and feel of stands and surroundings
- Ensure ADA compliance, including wheelchair accessibility
- Name stadium after entrepreneur and Columbiana-native Harvey S. Firestone
- Name field after Columbiana-native and football legend Dick “Sonny” Fisher, the 1st Columbiana Clipper
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