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Elizabethton considering building athletic complex

John Thompson, NET News Service • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:01 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Now that the Elizabethton City Council is exploring the possibility of issuing $6.1 million in bonds for a new football stadium at the high school and academic facilities expansion at T.A. Dugger Jr. Middle School, city and school leaders are beginning to hold talks about building the athletic complex.

City Council members, school board members and school administrators met in the Mack Pierce Board Room on Wednesday morning with Matt Smith, president of sales for ATG Sports, the oldest sports surfacing company in the United States.

We don’t build football stadiums, we build multi-purpose complexes,” Smith said. He said the company has been in business for 30 years and produces its own synthetic turf and all weather running track surface. He said the company delivers a turnkey project and because it constructs so many projects each year, the company has a close relationship with other key suppliers, including manufacturers of lights, bleachers and scoreboards.

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