As one of the oldest schools in the Cincinnati area, Roger Bacon stands out as a majestic marvel of architecture and design. Built by the Franciscan's in 1928, our main building is the jewel of our beautiful campus. Surrounding it are more than $6 million in updates that have occurred over the past 8-years, giving Roger Bacon students everything they could want or need to maximize their high school experience. Recent updates include multi-million dollar renovation of the legendary Bron Bacevich Memorial Stadium, built in 1958, and the recent addition of the Carol A. Dauwe Fine Arts Center, a state-of-the-art theater that serves as home to our top-notch dramatic arts department and a host of other student activities.
Our campus is ideally located near the heart of the city, providing easy access from I-75, I-71, and I-74. Roger Bacon is just minutes from the epicenter of our great city, and maintains close connection with the academic, cultural, scientific, medical, social and theological institutions of Cincinnati. These relationships provide great benefit as our programs allow students to venture to these neighborhood classrooms, building meaninful experiences and connections, and taking advantage of opportunities that provide enrichment that can't be taught in a conventional setting. Our relationships with local giants such as the Proctor & Gamble, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals, the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Tri-Health, and many other community leaders, has resulted in opportunities and investments that have directly benefited our students and our school.
Other recent additions include the multi-million dollar Frank Robinson Field, home to our baseball and softball teams; a collegiate-level fitness center and student lounge; an information technology center featuring the most up-to-date equipment from laptops and work-stations to 3D printers; a newly renovated Thomas J. Fogarty athletic center; our newly renovated cafeteria and spirit shop; and relocation of our historic Grotto to a prominent space on campus.