Wheeling Island Stadium Could Soon Receive Major Upgrade

Friday, Apr 17, 2015

It's one of the most used stadiums in the Mountain State and soon Wheeling Island Stadium could receive a significant upgrade.

New turf could soon be coming to the home of Super Six Football Championships and it will cost a lot less than the last time because all of the prep work has already been done.

The current turf is going into its eleventh year and before that the stadium featured natural grass. Between the local high schools and the Super Six, the turf has gotten plenty of use.

Shane Mallett, Ohio County School Board President, told, "it's great for the community. One nice thing about turf is you don't really have limitation on how many times you can use it. In the past you had Park, Central, Linsly, whoever was going over to use it plus soccer, you would get very big ruts and things of that nature so it's a lot safer for our student athletes."

The new turf still has to be approved by the Board of Education at their April 20th meeting but installation is set to begin in early May and is expected to be finished by June 1, 2015.

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