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Dobyns Bennett stadium prepares for facelift

By Megan Brantley, mbrantley@wcyb.com
Published On: Mar 27 2013 05:31:16 PM CDT
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

The J. Fred Johnson stadium at Dobyns Bennett High School in Kingsport is getting a makeover.

It's a $4.2 million project which city officials say will renovate restrooms and concession stands, as well as add more than a thousand seats for fans.

Administrative Coordinator Andy True told News 5 the renovations will benefit everyone in the community. "It's not just the fact that it's [for] football games, there are so many other ways we can and do use the stadium to give us the flexibility to be a community venue for things like concerts and FunFest," said True.

True said they expect to have some of the renovations done by this fall.