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Athletic Director Paul Pendleton talks Friday about the progress of Fortify the Castle--the project that will refurbish the Stone Castle and eventually add new artificial turf to the playing surface.
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Phillip Sampson works on the masonry for the Legacy Wall- a part of Fortify the Castle, a project that will refurbish the Stone Castle and add new artificial turf to the playing surface.
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Fortify the Castle, a project that will refurbish the Stone Castle and add new artificial turf to the playing surface, also features the Legacy Wall, left.
- Fortifying The Tennessee High School Stone Castle
The stadium’s new artificial surface is designed by an international company that has designed fields at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and the famous “blue turf” of Boise State University.
$3.2 million worth of improvements will be done in three phases and will include new concrete bleachers, scoreboard, restrooms and dressing room areas.
Those who donate $100 and $175 get an inscribed brick on the Legacy Wall being constructed outside the stadium.
Opened in 1936, the Stone Castle is one of only 31 stadiums on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information, go to www.stonecastle.org.
Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013 8:28 pm
Updated: 9:14 pm, Sat May 10, 2014.
BRISTOL , Tenn. — Tennessee High School supporters will soon have a new legacy outside the gates of the historic Stone Castle stadium.
“The Legacy Wall” is being erected just yards from the 77-year-old fortress and is being included as part of phase one of a three-phase, $3.2 million project to repair and refurbish the landmark. Built as part of the Works Progress Administration, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013 8:28 pm.
Updated: 9:14 pm.