BREAKING NEWS The body was spotted by rafters near Schroeder Park. Full Story
SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory View Alerts

Athletics Affected by Smoke Cause Medford School District Logistical Nightmare

Not only does the Medford School District lose thousands of dollars each time a home football game is moved away from Spiegelberg Stadium, they're tasked with making other arrangements last second.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 5:20 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2018 7:26 PM

MEDFORD -- For every home football game for North Medford or South Medford that is moved away from Spiegelberg Stadium due to smoke and unsafe air quality, the Medford School District says it loses anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000.

This includes the lost revenue the school would generate with the cost of tickets, merchandise and concessions. It also includes the extra costs the District incurs when having to move a home game like they did for North Medford last Friday night. 

"You're now going to have to pay transportation costs, and for a football game, that's going to be at least two buses," MSD Activities Director Amy Tiger said, "You have some auxilary transportation for coaches and cheerleaders as well." 

Given the fact the District's budget outlines that it expects $115,000 in revenue from North Medford and South Medford home football and basketball games, losing even just one game costs them about five percent of that figure. Still, MSD Communications Specialist Natalie Hurd says this is just a drop in the bucket of the District's $140 million annual budget. 

MSD will pick up the cost of losing that revenue and make sure sports still go on in the District. The biggest cost, the District says, is to the students and community, who plan on coming together for football games on Friday nights.

"There's lost opportunities. There was a lost opportunity for the community to see the North Medford football team last Friday night," Tiger said, "It was a lost opportunity to see the band march, for the cheerleaders to perform in front of our community. It's a community event, so it's a loss for everybody."

North Medford has another home football game scheduled for this coming Friday, September 14. If the poor air quality remains, the cost both emotionally for the community, and financially for the school District, will double. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4086

Reported Deaths: 151
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah110359
Marion93125
Washington71517
Clackamas30411
Deschutes1210
Linn1159
Umatilla1143
Polk9811
Yamhill697
Lane672
Jackson650
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Malheur330
Coos310
Douglas250
Jefferson250
Josephine251
Wasco211
Columbia160
Hood River130
Morrow120
Lincoln100
Crook60
Curry60
Union60
Tillamook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 103813

Reported Deaths: 3993
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles498602241
Riverside7341313
San Diego7100260
Orange5744142
San Bernardino4914190
Alameda309794
Santa Clara2701140
San Francisco243740
San Mateo202282
Kern200737
Tulare183580
Fresno165832
Santa Barbara163612
Imperial144326
Contra Costa138437
Sacramento134956
Ventura106232
San Joaquin84235
Kings7043
Stanislaus68328
Sonoma5304
Solano50922
Monterey4699
Marin43614
Merced2807
San Luis Obispo2681
Yolo20723
Santa Cruz2062
Placer1969
Napa1113
Humboldt983
Madera942
San Benito852
El Dorado840
Del Norte440
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino250
Lake230
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn140
Amador100
Siskiyou60
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 90°
Brookings
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 60°
Crater Lake
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 81°
Grants Pass
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 82°
Klamath Falls
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 81°
Stormy and soggy into the weekend
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Fink, Ristvedt honored as Ad Rutschman Small College Athletes of the Year

Image

Friday, May 29th Evening Weather

Image

Nailing down contact tracing for phase 2 of reopening

Image

Farming convoy calls for water solution

Image

Farmers Organize Convoy

Image

Friday, May 29 afternoon weather

Image

Friday, May 29 morning weather

Image

New disease emerges with COVID-19

Image

National Guard helps give PPE to farmers and ranchers

Image

full steam ahead final