Athletic improvements

Athletic improvements: Members of the Forrest City School Board on Tuesday agreed to spend up to $2.2 million to improve current athetic facilities and build new ones. One of the projects would be to replace the field at Sam Smith Stadium with an 80,000-square-foot sate-of-the-art synthetic turf field, as shown above. The other projects would include a new six-lane track to be built just west of the football stadium, a new softball stadium, replacing the turf in the indoor practice facility and installing a new scoreboard at the football field.

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School board approves track, turf field - The Forrest City Mustangs could soon be playing their football games at Sam Smith Stadium on a brand new turf field, and the track athletes may soon have a new track on which to practice and compete.

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