Memorial stadium

Selma High hasn’t hosted a home game at Memorial Stadium since the 2019 season.

Selma High School’s football team could go a second season without a home game, but it won’t be because of COVID.

The city of Selma has struggled to get hurricane damage fixed at Memorial Stadium by August when the Saints’ 2021 season starts. Last year, the Saints played home games at their opponents’ fields because of COVID restrictions, and Selma City Schools Athletic Director Katasha Turner said they hoped to be back using the city-owned Memorial Stadium this year.

Superintendent Avis Williams said they are looking at options to play home games and will make a decision about the season soon.

The Selma City Council Tuesday was asked to grant an emergency exemption to the bid process for repair work on Memorial Stadium at Bloch Park so work can proceed immediately, but they voted no. The city has filed insurance claims to repair the field and bleachers damaged by Hurricane Zeta Oct. 29, but the claim has not yet been paid.

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Selma High School’s football team will go a second season without a home game, but it won’t be because of COVID.

The city of Selma has struggled to get hurricane damage fixed at Memorial Stadium by August when the Saints’ 2021 season starts. Last year, the Saints played home games at their opponents’ fields because of COVID restrictions, and Selma City Schools Athletic Director Katasha Turner said they hoped to be back using the city-owned Memorial Stadium this year.

The Selma City CouncilTuesday was asked to grant an emergency exemption to the bid process for repair work on Memorial Stadium at Bloch Park so work can proceed immediately, but they voted no. The city has filed insurance claims to repair the field and bleachers damaged by Hurricane Zeta Oct. 29, but the claim has not yet been paid.

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