- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The Columbus Municipal School District will spend $2 million to upgrade local athletic facilities.

The Commercial Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1A5M4qs ) some of money will be spent on artificial turf on the Columbus High football field, new surface for the track that surrounds the field and an indoor hitting facility for the school’s baseball and softball teams.

Board president Angela Verdell says the district plans for a new drainage system around the football field. The track that surrounds the field is in bad shape, as the current drainage situation has led to it crumbling and eroding. Because of the safety issues, the school can’t host track meets.

Artificial turf on the football field will allow the school the possibility of creating club lacrosse and club field hockey.


Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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