Lynchburg leaders celebrate city stadium renovation

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) When Heritage and E.C. Glass high schools meet Friday night for their annual matchup at Lynchburg City Stadium, players and fans will see a facility with a whole new look.

Lynchburg leaders held a ribbon cutting at the stadium Friday morning to celebrate the end of a $9.1-million renovation.

Over the last two years, crews have added new amenities like a stage, which can host large concerts.

A new building behind the home bleachers has room for concessions, team rooms, and locker rooms for athletes.

"This is the stadium that every other high school aspires to be like," said Lynchburg Parks & Recreation Director Jennifer Jones. "Buzz is going to be created in Virginia high school football at all levels."

A new scoreboard with a large projection screen has also been added in the infield.

Lynchburg City Stadium opened in the 1930's and serves as the primary athletic competition facility in its community.