The Baldwin High School football team will play in its newly renovated football stadium.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgi a (41NBC / WMGT) – The Baldwin High School football team is set to play in its newly renovated football stadium.
Players we spoke with on Thursday said they were amazed at the renovations they said were long overdue.
“It’s exciting,” said senior Terry Dumas. “It’s like Christmas Day. It’s for the hard work of the people before us and us, it’s really for them, so it’s just great to be here.
The seniors say they can’t wait to play on the new pitch and look forward to showing off the new stadium in their Homecoming game in October. The renovations, which include a new turf field and a new dashboard, cost just over $ 1 million.
“It’s going to help us a lot,” said Derrick Lewis. “Because when it was raining, we couldn’t practice. We used to go to jail, so we really couldn’t practice fully, and so now that we have new ground, we can come here and do a good practice.
Lewis says he’s been hearing about the improvements in year one and they’re better than expected.
Dexter Ricks Sr., the school’s athletic director, says the renovations are a big deal for the entire community.
“It provides a spark and a sense of pride in the community, it is going to do a lot for Baldwin High School.”
Principal Jason Flanders said the renovations would benefit all schools, allowing them access to the stadium. Flanders says the school will add football soon.