Aledo ISD released the following statement in regards to a temporary closing of old Bearcat Stadium on the campus of Aledo Middle School:
On October 19th, a routine inspection of the base of the stadium light poles at the Middle School Stadium revealed weaknesses in several bolts that anchor the poles into their concrete foundations.
In light of this discovery, the district has decided to take all safety precautions by closing the stadium grounds until the light poles can be taken down, assessed by an engineer, and the foundations repaired in alignment with all appropriate safety standards.
All students, staff and community members who use the Middle School Stadium should stay off the premises until repairs have been completed and the stadium has been re-opened.
All sporting events and practices scheduled for the Middle School Stadium for the rest of October and the month of November have been re-located or re-scheduled.