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Work progressing on Marengo football complex

Work is progressing at a nice pace on renovations at the Marengo High football complex.

Marengo County schools superintendent Luke Hallmark said everyone seems to be pleased thus far with the construction of a new field house, restrooms and concession stand at the football field.

The $622,300 project, being completed by Hall-Taylor Construction, involved the removal of the old high school building and concession stand, which sat in front of the football field.

A new state-of-the-art field house and concession stand is being built in its place.

It will be completed in time for the 2009-2010 football season opener.

“We are also replacing the fence, and installing a drainage system for the field,” said Hallmark. “There will be 10 drains, five on either side, that will drain the water off and take it down to the creek area.”

Hallmark said the field house and concession stand will be built where the old ones stood.

“Where we removed the slab from the foundation of the old school, they are going to come in and backhoe it and lay sod.

“What you are going to have is a nice open area in front of the field. It is not going to be congested,” said Hallmark.

The concession stand will actually be situated in the middle of the new building with restrooms on either side.

The concession stand is going to be 78 feet long and 29 feet wide.

The field house is going to be 88 feet long and 33 feet wide.

“It is all going to be state-of-the-art. Overall, it’s going to be a pretty nice facility.”

The architect is McKee and Associates from Montgomery.