CINCINNATI – A week after the University of Cincinnati decided to remove the name of controversial former Reds owner Marge Schott from the school’s ballpark, the letters are gone.
The UC Board of Trustees unanimously voted to remove Schott’s name from the campus facility on June 23.
Former UC baseball player Jordan Ramey has started a petition online to rename the stadium because Schott made many racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic comments between 1984 and 1999 when she owned the Cincinnati Reds.
University of Cincinnati sports director John Cunningham said he wasn’t sure when the letters were removed, but they were still active Monday morning. He said the university has no schedule for a new name for the stadium.
Ramey has no fondness for the stadium’s new name. He’s just glad that the community will help determine their direction.
“Alumni Field is what they’re throwing around,” said Ramey. “Well, Alumni Stadium, that would be cool. We’ll see where this leads, but I’m glad we got where we are today.”
There are still directional signs with the name Schott on the school campus. The university has no word on when these will be changed.
A week after the University of Cincinnati decided to remove the name of controversial former Reds owner Marge Schott from the school’s ballpark, the letters are gone.
The UC baseball stadium was built in 2004 and was named Marge Schott Stadium in the spring of 2006 after the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation donated a $ 2 million gift to Richard E. Lindner Varsity Village.
The St. Ursula Academy had previously decided to remove Schott’s name from two of its campus facilities: a stadium and a school building.