Parkersburg Stadium Overhaul

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The Wood County Board of Education approved Parkersburg High School Stadium Committee's request for funding on repairing Stadium Field.

PHS will receive $700,000 to get the project rolling.

Students, coaches, faculty and the community of Parkersburg High School got the decision they hoped for at the Wood County Board of Education meeting Tuesday (last) night.

Superintendent of Wood County Schools Patrick Law said that these repairs are long overdue.

"Recently it was inspected and found to be in need of a major overhaul" said Law.

A happy group of athletes cheered after the board of education approved the stadium committee's request for funding.

The board unanimously approved $700,000 to start the two-phase project.

Law said that the money isn't readily available, but that wont stop them.

"Were going to look at funds that we had set aside for other activities, and squeeze everything as much as we can" said Law.

The total cost is $1.3 million.

A fundraising campaign will cover the rest of the money.

The stadium committee said they're also are planning on repairing the visitors side of the field sometime next year.