Cell tower might pay for new East Ridge football stadium

Seen on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, in East Ridge, Tenn., the demolished Raymond James Stadium at East Ridge High School is a pile of rubble. The stadium was condemned this summer.
photo Seen on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, in East Ridge, Tenn., the demolished Raymond James Stadium at East Ridge High School is a pile of rubble. The stadium was condemned this summer.

A cell tower may be the ticket to the giving East Ridge High School a new football stadium.

County commissioners and school board members are expected to hash out this possibility at a facility planning meeting Tuesday evening at schools central office on Hickory Valley Road.

East Ridge High's concrete stadium was condemned and demolished last fall for structural problems with the home-side seating. No money has been set aside in Hamilton County's school district budget to replace it or other failing athletic facilities.

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