Ike-damaged stadium in Galveston may be replaced

GALVESTON, TX Galveston Independent School District officials recently learned Kermit Courville Stadium could be brought down and a new complex built with up to $8.6 million in no-interest or low-interest federal loans.

The Galveston County Daily News reported Friday that trustees could seek money through a bond program funded by stimulus dollars.

Trustees would have to decide where to put a new stadium and the cost. The issue could go before voters Nov. 3.

Supt. Lynne Cleveland says a new venue is important to students who want to feel pride in their football stadium.

The stadium was in disrepair before Ike hit on Sept. 13. The hurricane-added damage forced teams to play games elsewhere.

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