Despite setbacks, construction of new Sulphur HS stadium on sche - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Despite setbacks, construction of new Sulphur HS stadium on schedule

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SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Despite setbacks, the new Sulphur High School stadium is set to be complete in 2015.

Voters approved the project in November 2013, and now, architect E.J. Ellender is putting the finishing touches on it, with less than one year to finish construction.

There has been a delay in the scheduled timeline of events, due to health codes. Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals are asking for additional bathrooms, due to the size of the facility.

The health department is currently reviewing the latest plan. From there, it will go to contractors for a bid. A contractor is expected to be approved at the August 5 meeting of the school board.

After that, school board member Joe Anderponte says demolition of the old stadium will begin.

"Everyone is fired up, and this is an exciting project," said Ellender. "We look forward to it and the contractors as well."

Until the new stadium is built, the Sulphur football team will play their games at LaGrange High School.

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