The Lynchburg City Stadium was constructed in 1939 as a Works Progress Administration project and has provided combined football and baseball stadium facilities to the city ever since. The football stadium is home to both the EC Glass and Heritage High School varsity football teams. While a major renovation to the baseball stadium was completed in 2004, the football stadium had been left relatively untouched since its original completion.
Today, a new entryway greets football fans as they enter on Friday nights and lighted displays detail the city’s high school athletic history. The City of Lynchburg was interested in solutions for bringing the stadium up to current standards while retaining the original charm and the architectural integrity of the stadium.
The visible results in the video below include: a new entrance and ticket booths, new restrooms and concessions stand, a new concourse from the entrance to the home grandstand, more efficient light fixtures, and a new scoreboard and screen.
Local features also enhance this unique city landmark. Walls were built from greenstone found on site, and cedar logs from the venue were salvaged and kiln dried. A saw mill was set up on site to produce cedar needed for soffits on the canopy, to line locker rooms, and create benches.