LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Lynchburg athletes will be playing on a new football field this fall.

Lynchburg City Stadium is undergoing renovations.  The first phase of that project just wrapped up, with the installation of an artificial turf.

Drains have been replaced and a new storm water collection system has been added to keep the field dry.

Concession stands will be updated and a new speaker system will be added with the next phase of construction, which will start after football season.

Football teams from E.C. Glass and Heritage high schools play their home games at Lynchburg City Stadium.  The complex was built in 1939 and is maintained by Lynchburg's Parks and Recreation Department.