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Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Jorndt Stadium to close at 3 PM until Spring 2013

Just saw this sign posted at Jorndt Field.  It will be now be open M-F 8 am – 3 pm. 

Photo, Scott Bloom

If you have questions about why cuts were made and would like to see the hours restored, please call the Chicago Board of Education at (773) 553-1600.  This neighbor (Eric Rojas) has personally been scooted off the track at 3PM this week! The cuts may make good sense, but it’s a blow to evening runners.  Info about Jorndt Field (from Wikipedia) The sports stadium was renovated in 2004 and renamed Jorndt Field after Louis C. Jorndt. Lou Jorndt taught and coached at Amundsen from 1930 until 1953. His son Dan Jorndt, and his wife Pat Jorndt donated $1 million for the renovation. Football scenes for the movie The Express (2008), about the life of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy, were filmed in Jorndt Field in April and May 2007.

Photo, Scott Bloom
Get your work-out in early! Photo, Eric Rojas