More issues arise, off the field, following Lee Hedges Stadium closure for 2023

Teams forced to find accommodations for buses to travel to various venues
Flag waiving outside Lee Hedges Stadium
Published: Aug. 4, 2023 at 11:20 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The sudden closure of Lee Hedges Stadium for the 2023 Fall sports calendar is leaving many scrambling.

This includes high school football coaches, who are now forced to find different accommodations to get to and from different host venues during the upcoming season.

“Now, you’re faced with a 12 game schedule where you have to get 12 buses, " says Capt. Shreve head football coach, Adam Kirby. “Not just 12 buses. But, we’ve got 60 kids on our varsity. Got to get two buses. Now, you’re looking at cheer groups, you’re looking at the dance line, you’re looking at the band. Now, you’re really needing about 6-8 buses a week on August 4. Buses usually get reserved during the Summer, in June.”

Stay with KSLA News 12 Sports for complete coverage of the closure of Lee Hedges Stadium.