Stadium Authority looks for approval for Hugh Mills improvements
The 2018 football season is still several months from kicking off, but Dougherty County is already thinking of how it can upgrade an Albany football landmark.
The Dougherty County Stadium Authority proposed new renovations for Hugh Mills Stadium to county commissioners at their meeting Monday.
They're looking to pave the visitors' parking lot, which is currently made of sand, grass and rocks, and add more parking spaces. They also want to reseal one of the roofs to prevent rusting and leaking when it rains.
Members of the Stadium Authority said they hope to complete these projects as soon as possible, as the stadium is hosting several track meets this spring.
"Hugh Mills Stadium, I think, is one of the most beautiful, historic stadiums in the state, and one of the things we want to do is, when people come in, we want to showcase the new field, the new track and everything and just enhance the whole improvements of Hugh Mills Stadium so that it'll be a stadium that's talked about throughout the state of Georgia," Stadium Authority Secretary and Treasurer Johnny Seabrooks said.
The total cost for these two projects is $70,824, with $48,459 going toward the parking lot repairs and $22,365 for the roof repairs. That money is budgeting in SPLOST VII.
Commissioners will vote on these improvements at a future meeting.
At Monday's commission meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to approve a complete roof replacement along with the paving of the North end parking lot.
Members of the Stadium Authority say they hope to complete these projects as soon as possible.