Its the premier spot for high school football not only in the Ohio Valley, but across the state of West Virginia and now Wheeling Island Stadium has a brand new look.
On Tuesday WTRF’s Nate Fluharty was given an exclusive look at the new turf.
The project started in may as work crews began removing the old surface.
One major task was removing the debris underneath and in the drain pipes.
When players step on the new surface, they’ll notice not only sharp new colors, but also a new level of comfort when falling to the ground.
“Its awesome! This is what Wheeling Island Stadium is supposed to be like. We can’t wait for our kids to play on it. Its a phenomenal facility and as we upgrade the turf, the scoreboard, and the new sound system. Its back to a first class facility and will only benefit our school kids,” added Ohio County School’s Board President Shane Mallett.
In addition to the new turf football fans can also expect a new score board and audio system at the north end of the stadium.
The new audio system will project the game sounds throughout the field, instead of the neighborhood to the north.
Everything is scheduled to be completed at the stadium by the time Wheeling Park plays its first football game of the season.
The first game for the new turf will be the 70th Annual Rudy Mumley OVAC AllStar Game on July 26th.