Mars Area School District to add bleachers to football stadium

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The Mars Area School District will add bleachers to its football stadium, including handicapped-accessible bleachers.

The school board Tuesday approved a contract with Stadium Solutions Inc. for the purchase and installation of bleachers.

Stadium Solutions bid on the project two years ago, but it was placed on hold because of budget concerns. But Superitnendent William Pettigrew said there is money left in the capital improvement budget from a previous bond issue, so the project can proceed.

The company will do the work for the same price it quoted two years ago -- 24,450 for the foundation and $169,500 for the bleachers -- he added.

The stadium does not have enough bleachers, leading to the bands occasionally standing in the end zones, and none of the bleachers were accessible to the handicapped, he said.

Work should be completed before the fall sports season.

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Sandy Trozzo, freelance writer:


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