Friday Night Lights for Wooster High School

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Updated: 9/02/2011 7:18 am
( & KRNV) Reno, Nev.-For the first time in nearly 50 years, football players at Wooster High School will be playing at night under stadium lights.

Wooster High opened in the fall of 1962 and over the next 49 years, football squads have played only day games at the Wooster stadium, since there were no lights. The school had a difficult time installing lights because of the school’s proximity to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

The new high-tech stadium lighting incorporates ‘high cut-off, low trespass features,” so the FAA and Reno-Tahoe Airport approved the lights. Wooster Boosters raised approximately $194,000 to purchase and install lights, with the generosity of Nell J. Redfield Foundation, EL Cord Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Wooster Community donations, Wooster Booster fundraisers, Titan Electrical, and Silver State Boring. No district funds were used in the project. Night football kicks off at Wooster HS tonight at 7 p.m.
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