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Legion Stadium to get artificial turf


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Commissioners are doling out cash to help get rid of the grass at Legion Stadium. Commissioners voted 3-2 today to spend $333,334 on artificial turf for the stadium.

Supporters of the new field say it will benefit not only New Hanover High School, which plays home games there, but the county as well.

"It's going to do so much for our athletic programs, especially the lacrosse program, which is coming on strong. We haven't been able to play lacrosse games on the field, so this is going to mean a lot for all athletic programs," NHHS PTA president Clayton Fountain said.

Supporters say the new field will help to bring in more events and money to the school and county.

The City of Wilmington and the school district are also chipping in about a third of the cost.

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