City shuttling fans to DHS game Friday

Published 9:47 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Demopolis High fans will have a new way of getting out to see their team Friday when the city runs a series of shuttles from the city schools offices to DHS Tiger Stadium.

The project is a trial run intended to gauge both the interest and effectiveness of the project.

“There’s a lot of folks who lied around the stadium and probably came to the games that don’t come anymore,” DHS head coach Tom Causey said in reference to the dozens of fans who walked to games at DHS’ former Memorial Stadium home. West Alabama Public Transportation buses will begin shuttling fans from the DCS parking lot at 6 p.m. Friday. The final bus will depart at 6:45 p.m. Following the game, all riders will be transported back to the DCS offices. During this week’s trial run, all shuttle rides to and from the game are free of charge.

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“It says a lot for Mike Grayson and Bobby Armstead and the community leadership that think enough of the people to do something like this,” Causey said of the city’s decision to allow resources to be allocated for the initiative.