The all-purpose track is resurfaced and rubberized. Additionally, a new state of the art video scoreboard is installed in the north end of the stadium. The previous scoreboard, which was located at the south end of the stadium, is removed.
On September 9, 2009, the stadium was renamed Byers Field at Robert M. Boulton Stadium in honor of Mr. Boulton’s 44 years of devotion to public school athletics in the Parma City Schools.
A ceremony at the field was held with about 175 friends and family. The naming ceremony was kept a secret from Boulton, who started working full time for the district in 1965. The former supervisor of the district's athletics, he also had been an assistant principal at Shiloh Middle School.
He was a 1957 graduate of Parma Senior High School - and played many games on the field as a student. He is also a member of the Parma Senior High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
(LEFT: Mr. Boulton holds the official resolution that renames the field "Byers Field at Robert M. Boulton Stadium". RIGHT: Bob Boulton walks on to the field which is renamed in his honor. Members of the Normandy, Parma and Valley Forge football teams created a tunnel for him to walk through.)
The field turf is once again replaced at Byers Field over the summer of 2012. The field turf is inscribed with "Byers Field" at the fifty-yard line, as well as "Boulton Stadium" near the ten-yard lines on both the north and south sides of the stadium.
Byers Field at Robert M. Boulton Stadium had a major face-lift in the summer of 2014. The face-lift was required by the Office of Civil Rights who inspected the district’s facilities. They discovered a number of non-compliance issues at Byers Field that the district was ordered to repair. In particular, the district was cited for the conditions of the parking lots from years of lack of attention to these areas.
The renovation project was completed using the TIF (Tax Increment Financing) monies from Phillips Edison, who purchased Parmatown, now known as The Shoppes at Parma. The cost of the paving project was $1.1 million and included all new asphalt, concrete, and fencing. The project addressed ADA compliant access in all areas of the East and South parking lots as well as the west bus parking area. This project also triggered the requirement of adding bio-retention basins per the City Building Department as outlined by the Ohio EPA.