Crews are hard at work here at Northside high school, racing to complete work on a series of renovations to the school’s football stadium.
By the time week one of the season rolls, fans will be able to see a lot of changes
“We will have new bleachers, both home and away. We’ve got a new concessions stand, new visitors locker room, a new walking track that the public can use, new goal posts, new scoreboard and a new press box.”
Northside won’t be the only one playing in a newly renovated stadium next year. Out here at Southside, they’re hard at work getting ready for the new season.
“That stadium hadn’t had any renovations on it since the eighties I believe, that something was done to it, so to get a nice face lift and some new thing out here for our program, our school and the kids, it's what we needed.”
While crews at both locations are working hard to get everything up and running before the season starts, the wet weather that has hit the area over the past few weeks has slown each project down.
For Coach powell at Northside, he is just focused on controlling what he can.
“if it is not finished by the first game, than obviously we’ll play somewhere else. Right now I am just focused on putting the best product on the field.”
The two projects cost the school district roughly three million dollars.