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Drainage Improvements Set For Sherman Bearcat Stadium

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SHERMAN, TX - Everytime we get a hard rain Sherman's Bearcat field turns into a muddy mess. But now some big improvements may keep that from happening. Katy Blakey has more on what changes Sherman fans can expect. 

The stadium has been home to a lot of memorable moments for Bearcat fans including more than one 'Mud Bowl.' 

The school board voted to approve over $300,000 dollars to fix drainage problems that have plagued the field for years. The superintendent says the improvements will start next month and continue through the summer, hopefully wrapping up before the first football game.

We asked Dr. Al Hambrick, Sherman's Superintendent, if these renovations mean a future Sherman sports complex is out of the question.

"There have been questions about a new stadium, but I think right now, short term, what we want to do is take care of the stadium we have, and then we'll continue to plan long-term."

Many Sherman fans have argued the district needs a new place to play - and a place where other sports games could be centrally located. Dr. Hambrick says that is still a possibility, down the road. But these improvements will go a long way in helping repair Bearcat field - so that other sports, not just football or varsity will have a place to compete.

Sherman High School typically holds their graduation at Bearcat Stadium. The district says it is working with the contractor to see if that is still possible.

Katy Blakey, KTEN News