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Marietta game moved; stadium upgrades not ready

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Marietta's McClain Stadium won't be ready for the Indians' 2019 home opener. (KTEN) Marietta's McClain Stadium won't be ready for the Indians' 2019 home opener. (KTEN)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- The high school football home opener for the Marietta Indians won't be played on home turf Friday night.

Installation of new bleachers and a press box at Marietta's McClain Stadium ran behind due to the weather. The state fire marshal inspected the facility and found it was not up to code.

Plainview High School, which is playing out of town this week, donated their field to the Indians. Players and fans will head 18 miles north for the scheduled contest with Healdton.

"We're really grateful to Plainview schools for allowing us to use their beautiful facilities, and Ardmore also offered their facilities as well,” said Marietta Public Schools Superintendent Brandi Naylor. "We hope everyone makes the drive to support our Marietta Indians."

Marietta's facility should be ready for football by their next home game.

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