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Expansion coming for PVHS athletic fields

By Gary Lloyd

PINSON — An expansion is on the horizon for Pinson Valley High School.

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted last week to purchase seven acres of property near Willie Adams Stadium for $150,000. The purpose of the purchase from seller Jane Engesser is to provide land for the expansion of athletic facilities.

The board of education in June appointed civil engineering firm LBYD to design plans and specifications to improve and expand the athletic fields at Pinson Valley High School.

Pinson Valley High School
photo courtesy of Jefferson County Schools

According to a June memorandum, “There are no practice fields for football, soccer, and band, and the main football field is insufficient to meet the current physical demands of the school’s programs. In addition, the campus is ‘landlocked’ and prevents any expansion to meet current and future needs.”

The Pinson Valley varsity football team spent the summer practicing on the field behind the Old Rock School due to the field at Willie Adams Stadium being in poor shape.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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