By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Civic Center will close at 3 p.m. on Fridays of home football games this season after the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium opens, according to Trussville Mayor Gene Melton.
The new stadium, located behind the civic center, is projected to open Friday, Oct. 3, when Hewitt-Trussville hosts Oak Mountain for homecoming. The Huskies round out the home schedule against Hoover on Oct. 24 and Clay-Chalkville on Oct. 31.
If the stadium opens on time, the Trussville Civic Center will close at 3 p.m. on those dates so the parking lot can be used for game parking, Melton said. Should Hewitt-Trussville reach the Class 7A playoffs and host a game, the scenario will likely be the same, he said.
Melton said this plan is just for this season. Between the end of this season and the beginning of next season, city and Trussville City Schools officials will determine how to handle game parking in the future.
The Trussville City Board of Education last July approved Blalock Building Company to build Hewitt-Trussville Stadium for $14,626,550. Ground was broken at the site, signaling the beginning of the project, on Sept. 25, 2013.
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