I was lucky enough to get a tour of Garrett-Harrison Stadium's new fieldhouses today. Or is it fieldhomes?
Either way, Phenix City's city manager Wallace Hunter and parks and recreation director Todd Hughes were gracious enough to take some time today and show me around the new digs.
I've got some more info going into Friday's paper - and I hope to have some video up later tonight, too - but here's a quick run down.
There are 65 lockers - enough to potentially land a college football game, per NCAA rules on locker rooms - and each has a lockable box at the top for valuables, plenty of changing room and a footlocker at the bottom to stow all sorts of stuff, like a backpack.
Here's a wider view of the room. Notice it's bisected. That's to allow the offense and defense to meet separately at halftime.
Check the paper for some more info.
What do you think of the place? On top of that, the $1.2 million went to ordering a new sound system, painting parts of the stadium, matching up bricks from the baseball field with everything else, ordering a scrolling digital marquee to put out front and doing some brick work on the scoreboard.
- Chris White