Mayor Nicholas Sacco and other local officials gathered at the newly renovated Bruins Stadium on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 to officially open the brand new field, just in time for North Bergen High School to post a 35-6 victory over Bayonne.
The substantial improvements to the facility include a new turf field with striping for both football and soccer, a resurfaced running track, new lighting system, new home and visitor locker rooms, and much more. The total cost of the renovations is $1.3 million, over $325,000 of which was provided through grant funds
“Bruins Stadium is not only the home of our NBHS football program, it’s also one of our most popular recreation facilities and is used all year by residents,” said Mayor Sacco. “These improvements have made Bruins Stadium one of the top high school sports venues in the county as well as a place where residents can work out and enjoy the outdoors.”
Located within James J. Braddock Hudson County Park, the Bruins Stadium complex is also home to the township’s outdoor gym that features body-weight lifting equipment, as well as the new running track and multi-purpose field.
“Watching our Bruins win big was a perfect way to re-open Bruins Stadium,” said Parks and Recreation Commissioner Hugo Cabrera. “We’re all proud of our team and also very proud to unveil these much-needed improvements to Bruins Stadium, which was paid for partially by grant funds, helping reduce costs for North Bergen taxpayers.”