DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – Eyewitness News got an inside look at construction of two new football stadiums in Daviess County.
The stadium at both Daviess County High School and Apollo High School are decades old, but school officials say with these new upgrades they’ll last for decades to come.
Members of the School Board toured the renovated stadium at Daviess County High School and the brand new stadium at Apollo High School.
At Daviess County High School, crews are renovating the existing stadium with a new turf football field and entry way.
Some new chairback seats have also been added inside the stadium.
At Apollo High School, crews are building a new stadium with a new turf field and locker room facility.
The current stadium at Apollo will be torn down making way for a new student parking lot.
Both stadiums can also be used by the soccer team, the band, and track and field.
And at Apollo the school has teamed up with Brescia University making the track suitable for college competitions.
“Both facilities are I think Daviess county high school is probably closer to 70 years old, really hasn’t had much money spent on it during that time frame. Apollo being probably more like 60, 50 years old in terms on its age. So, to think now that the investment we’ve been able to make here will proceed forward into the next 5-plus decades is a good feeling.”
The total cost of both stadium projects is $15 million.
Daviess County’s new stadium is set to be ready for the school’s first home football game at the end of August.
Apollo’s is set to open some time in October.
(This story was originally published on July 29, 2019)