Viking Derrieres Will Have New Seats

VALE – For fans of Vale athletics who have left outdoor events with splinters in their fingers or a sore posterior, rejoice-the Vikings will soon have new bleachers.

After years of discussions, plans are now in the works for the outdoor bleachers to be disassembled and replaced with aluminum seating.

“We are very excited to complete this project which has been discussed by the Board of Directors and District for a number of years and was prioritized in the adopted 2021-2022 budget,” said Vale Superintendent Alisha McBride.

McBride said the project is scheduled to begin in June of 2022 with completion scheduled by the first football game in August of the same year.

Finalized plans have not been adopted, but new codes dictate the bleacher benches will be aluminum instead of the current wood. In addition, the steps will be easier to navigate.