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End of an era, beginning of a new one in Sulphur

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SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

The lights at the current Matt Walker Memorial Stadium in Sulphur are coming on one final time.

Sulphur will host its annual Blue-Gold Spring Game at 7 p.m. today. The next time the Tors take the field, the stadium will have been torn down and rebuilt.

"If you ever played ball there, marched in the band, danced, cheered or sat in the stands you should try to make the game Tuesday evening," Kelly Dugas Keers said in an Facebook post. "I think Matt Walker Memorial deserves a huge send off by our town, a send off deserving of over 50 years of Friday night lights."

The Tors will play their home games at LaGrange High during the 2014 season. Officials have said the rennovations, which will begin in a few weeks, should be done before the start of the 2015 season.

Last year, voters approved an $8 million bond issue to renovate the aging stadium.

School system officials said the last time the stadium saw improvements was over four decades ago.

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