By Gary Lloyd
The Pinson City Council last week voted to help Pinson Valley High School with the purchase of an end zone camera for high school sporting events.
The total cost of the camera will be between $4,500 and $5,000.
The camera is mounted on an extendable boom, allowing for much safer shots of sporting events than would be possible by placing camera operators on platforms or rooftops, Councilman Joe Cochran said.
In addition to football games, Willie Adams Stadium at the high school also hosts soccer games.
Work to replace the track at Willie Adams Stadium began last Monday and is expected to be completed Aug. 28. Should the project not be complete by that date, the football schedule will remain the same. Pinson Valley’s first home football game is Sept. 6 against Mortimer Jordan.
The six-lane track will not validate competitive use against other schools. The new track will replace the original, which was constructed in 1972 when the high school opened.
The next step is to expand the visitor side concession stand to incorporate sinks and necessary equipment to provide hot food at football games. Currently, the only place to purchase hot food at a football game is beside the home bleachers.
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