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No plans yet for old Doddridge County stadium

The old Cline Stansberry Stadium is currently used by the Doddridge County Middle School teams. (Photo by Candice Black)

WEST UNION — The opening of the Cline Stansberry Stadium in August poses the question: What’s going to happen to the old stadium?

According to Doddridge County Schools Superintendent Adam Cheeseman, there have been no talks of the future of the stadium at this time.

Cheeseman said the board is focusing on making the transition into the new facility. Since the new facilities are centered around football, track and baseball, Cheeseman said the board won’t take action until all those seasons have settled in.

The decision won’t be brought up until at least the end of the school year, Cheeseman said. So far the options for the stadium are to allow the middle school to continue its use or sell it at auction. Because it’s public property, it can’t be sold outright, Cheeseman said.

“They haven’t really leaned one way or another,” Cheeseman said.

Cheeseman is confident the board will make a decision that’s in the best interest of the community.

“They’re a very inclusive group who listens to the public and represents them well,” Cheeseman said. “I don’t think it will be a controversy when the time comes.”

The focus is to enjoy the new facilities, Cheeseman said.

“(We’re) just excited that the new facility is open,” Cheeseman said.

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.

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