Renovations to Bishop Stadium in progress

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

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The renovations to Bishop Stadium, home turf for the Manhattan High Indians, have taken longer than expected.

While the project, which included replacing the track, was originally planned for completion on Aug. 12, it has been extended into September due to complication with the underlay.

According to Mike Marsh, Athletic Director, the situation that caused for it to be removed also warranted a new blacktop surface.

Since its condition could not be assessed until the surface was removed, MHS remained unaware of how bad it was.

In a report published by “The Manhattan Mercury,” Matt Davis, USD 383 Director of Facilities and Maintenance, said,  “Once we got the top layer off, we were able to assess the asphalt layer and found out it is not in as good of shape as it should be to put a track on top of it.”

Many athletes have worried over whether or not Bishop Stadium would be ready in time for this year’s football season, but the the complications with the track have not prevented them from having a normal season.

According to football captain Jaylynn Liggons, the team expressed some doubt towards the beginning of the season as to where they would be playing their games, but were eventually relieved to know that they would remain at Bishop.

“We’ve been told it should be done before the first game,” Liggons said in a previous interview. “We just don’t know.”

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Renovations to Bishop Stadium in progress