New bleachers are on order for baseball and soccer fields at Free State and Lawrence high schools, and the softball field at Free State.
Monday night, the Lawrence school board agreed to have new bleachers installed at the fields, accepting B.A. Green Construction’s offer to do the work for $486,100. Installation is scheduled to begin once spring sports are complete, and before fall sports begin.
The soccer fields will get aluminum bleachers surrounded by blocks. Baseball and softball fields will get “Versa-Loc” bleachers — following the style and materials in place for seating at both schools’ football stadiums — because bids came in lower than for aluminum-surrounded-by-blocks seating.