The City of Dayton has brought in a national consulting firm to further examine claims that Triangle Park is a Native American burial site, ahead of the installation of NFL-funded turf field, according to a media release from the city.??
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An additional assessment will be conducted Friday by the State Historic Preservation Office.
“We are continuing to consult with archaeological experts and members of the community to ensure that our process is inclusive, transparent and thorough,” officials said in the emailed release.
The city announced plans in March to build the field with a $440,000 grant from the NFL in honor of its first game played at Triangle Park on Oct. 3, 1920, between the Dayton Triangles and Columbus Panhandles.
We’ll continue to update this story with more details as they become available.