Amarillo To Get New Athletic Field Lights

Amarillo City Council plans on putting new lights in public sports fields around the city to provide more safety and promoting more late-night games.

The city council voted to approve the $7.5 million bid to replace aging lights in seven parks with new LED lights.

A sports lighting company will be replacing old wooden poles with metal ones so they can withstand high winds and an electrical system update that’s more energy efficient.

Right now some of the fields are unusable because of a lack in lighting, and the new lighting systems will cut down on maintenance costs.

The new lighting system is said to be similar to Hodgetown and the upgrades will include soccer fields and a tennis center at John Stiff Park and will expand to six fields at Rick Klein Park