Editor’s note: According to Hudson.Ohio.com readers, the top story of 2012 in Hudson is the completion of Memorial Stadium.
According to Mayor William Currin, it was "the single largest community philanthropic effort in the city of Hudson."
The $5.5 million Hudson Memorial Stadium was completed in August, and it was funded entirely by private donations, an unprecedented occurrence in the area.
Ed Sogan, the former head football coach and athletic director, spearheaded the project. The main backer was the Tom and Joy Murdough Foundation with a $3 million donation. At the request of the Murdough family, the facility was named to honor Hudson residents who lost their lives while serving in America's military forces.
It is still a work in progress. Plans are underway for a field house, which will contain a training facility, first-aid area, changing rooms and shower facilities.
The field house will also be built with private funding, and donations continue to be accepted by the Hudson Community Foundation.