Paw Prints Being Put on Putnam Stadium

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The sound of shovels, hammers and paint sprayers will soon be replaced by screaming fans and bands at a historic landmark in Ashland.

The paw prints are being placed on Putnam Stadium Thursday as workers finish last minute jobs before Friday's opening game for the Ashland Tomcats.

The stadium has undergone a major renovation in preparation for the 2014-15 football season.

Lights are being wired, sod placed on the sidelines and yard lines painted on the field before Friday's dedication ceremony and game.

The dedication ceremony will start at 7 p.m. and will feature fireworks, ribbon cutting, unveiling of a statue and the naming of the road beside the stadium.

The stadium was built in 1937 at a price of $6,500, the renovation has cost approximately $2.3 million.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Newport Catholic.

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