City of LynchburgFrom the City of Lynchburg: The City of Lynchburg’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced completion of Phase I of the City Stadium Football Complex renovation project, just in time for football season. The first phase of construction, which began in the summer, focused on the conversion from natural turf to artificial turf on the football stadium. In addition, other improvements were made including a new stormwater collection system around the field, drainage repairs, new electrical and communications wiring and the regrading and paving of the walking track around the football field.

Built in 1939, the City Stadium Complex houses both football and baseball facilities. Over the years, both facilities have hosted a wide gamut of activities and special events. However, football field use was always limited by surface conditions which degraded exponentially with increased use.

The Football Complex is utilized primarily by the E.C. Glass and Heritage High School varsity football and soccer teams. Heritage High School will be using the refurbished football field as their primary field while the new Heritage High School is built. Heritage High School will hold the very first practice on this new turf on Tuesday, August 12.

The next phase of this project includes improvements to concessions, ticket gates, restrooms, and the stadium’s PA system. This construction is scheduled to begin at the conclusion of the 2014 Lynchburg high school football season.