Spanish Fort Could Spend 700 Thousand on Artificial Turf May 08 2015

Spanish Fort, Alabama -There's no doubt Spanish Fort has one of the most impressive high school football stadiums in the state. "The Hill"- as it's known to locals, already rivals some junior college facilities.

Now, the football field could soon get a pretty expensive facelift.

The city, not the school system, could spend more than half a million dollars and install artificial turf at the stadium. One estimate was quoted at 700-thousand dollars.

Supporters say it costs about 50-thousand a year to maintain the grass field and tell News 5 the field is used more than 85 times a year for multiple events and groups, including youth football.

The mayor and city council will discuss the project at a work session next week.