Tiger Stadium renovations underway
Greenville High School’s Tiger Stadium will sport a few new stripes in the fall, thanks to renovations currently underway at the facility.
Construction began this week on the heels of Greenville High School’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016, which was held Saturday.
Originally, school officials released a statement revealing that the graduation ceremony would need to be relocated to an alternate venue—such as the school’s auditorium, which was the site of last year’s graduation ceremony—due to the construction, though those plans were cancelled a day later.
Tiger Stadium’s renovations will involve grading of the field to create a crown, installing springs, new turf and new fencing.
Greenville mayor Dexter McLendon said the city is assisting with the project and that representatives with the Northport-based Sur-Line Turf, Inc., that will oversee the work initially set a start date for the work that would have required the current turf on the field to be removed and a sprinkler system installed prior to Greenville High School’s graduation ceremony in order to have the field ready for planting by the growing season.
“Nothing was set in stone, though,” McLendon said. “That was just the timeline we were given.”
Greenville High School’s first home game is currently slated for Aug. 26 against new non-region opponent Beauregard.