Starting next year, the Scott and Woodward High School football teams will have something theyâ??re not used to: home field advantage.
The Toledo Public Schools Board approved Tuesday night a plan to build new football stadiums on the grounds of both schools. Both Scott and Woodward will be given $1.1 million each to fund the construction. The money will come from a bond passed by Toledo Public Schools back in 2004.
Neither school has a stadium, and had to play their games at other schoolsâ?? fields. The funds provided from TPS, the Bulldogs and Polar Bears will help them to have home games starting with the 2014 season.
School officials say the money could allow both stadiums to use artificial turf for their fields, and will offer a facility not only beneficial to the football teams, but also to the surrounding communities that can host events in the stadiums.
Construction is set to begin immediately, with the design and work being done by Rudolph Libbe.