By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The goal of replacing the visitors bleachers at Spartan Stadium is within reach. However, donations are still needed from RHS alumni, area businesses or any other individuals. The Richmond All-Sports Club and Spartan Touchdown Club have been combining their efforts the last few months into raising the funds needed for the project.
The goal is to raise at least $40,000 by the end of this month so the first phase of the project can be completed by Aug. 1, which would be in plenty of time for the beginning of the 2013 football season.
“It looks like we have $18,100.00 in funds/commitments with an additional $10,000 anticipated,” Terry Padgett, president of the Richmond All-Sports Club reported. “So we are getting there. We still have several people and businesses we have solicited that have yet to respond. We are still hoping to have the funds to start the project June 1 so as to be ready for this fall.”
Spartan Stadium was opened for the 1991 season, and the original visitor-side bleachers have drawn complaints the past few years that they are too low to see the field. After Richmond hosted the state football semifinals in 2010 and 2011, the seating situation drew complaints from Cassville and Logan-Rogersville.
The complete story is in the Thursday, March 7, 2013 Richmond News.