Greeneville High School planning stadium renovations
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Right now, Greeneville High School's football team is ranked number one in Tennessee's class 4-A division. And supporters want a first rate football stadium to match.
The school is planning a $1.3 million dollars renovation.
District Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse says they want to update their press box and bathrooms.
The bathrooms haven't been upgraded since they were installed in 1940.
"They're terrible," said Robin Quillen of the Fundraising Committee. "There are six toilets now, we will be going to 18, with handicap accessibility there."
She says the renovations would make the whole stadium more accessible.
"We have little or no handicap accessibility, and we are hoping to have a handicap platform area for wheel chairs," said Quillen.
She's working with other volunteers in the community to help raise the necessary funds for the project.
"We have a lot of generous people in our community. I've visited with several businesses so far and have gotten positive responses. I've got pledges," explained Quillen.
She's passionate about the project because her sons went the Greeneville High and her grandkids will eventually.
She also knows the stadium has a huge impact on the community.
"Greeneville high football is not just a parent, aunt and uncle thing. We have people coming here that I've known for years-- who have no one here, it's just what we do on Friday nights," said Quillen.
"It's a community facility. It's used by our Boys and Girls Club, our Parks and Rec. It's also the venue that has the most people come to it in the course of the year," added Dr. Moorhouse.
Fundraisers hope to reach their goal and start construction in March, so the stadium will be ready for next year's football season.