- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Anchorage Planning and Zoning Commission has rejected a proposal to add bleachers, bright lights and a speaker system to the stadium at South High School.

KTUU-TV (https://bit.ly/1ePIk1Z) reports the commission Monday night sided with neighbors who contend the school opened in 2004 with the understanding that the school would have facilities for football and track practice but not large events.

The Turnagain View Estates Homeowners Association has spent more than $50,000 in legal fees objecting to stadium expansion.

South High parents and students wanted facilities for home football games, track meets and soccer games. They successfully lobbied the Alaska Legislature for a $2.2 million grant that would have installed bleachers for 1,600 and other amenities.

School officials say they’re not sure if the commission decision will be appealed.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com


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