West Fargo athletic directors: 'Fieldturf is need, not a want'
WEST FARGO - The West Fargo School District has a major vote today to address the rapid population growth in that city and it directly affects athletics.
The 106.9 million dollar bond referendum package includes not only a new high school and new middle school - along with millions in security upgrades at several schools, along with field turf for West Fargo, Sheyenne and the new high school.
Sheyenne's football field is just four years old, but is used for everything from ninth grade to varsity games.
West Fargo's may be used by even more teams.
West Fargo Athletic Director Jay DeCann says that "keeping the LeDoen Center operating with four soccer teams is not going to work."
If passed, taxes would increase a little more than 31 dollars a year on a 200-thousand dollar home over 20-years.