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New Stadium Seats Are Underway at Williamsport Area High School

New Seats to Accommodate for the Drum Corp Association World Championship

WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) - Thousands of tickets have been sold an upcoming event at a high school stadium in Lycoming county.

This is..the venue wasn't equipped to handle that big of a crowd..

But..thanks to some last minute renovations, everybody should have a seat when the time comes.

"You should be ready to go for your competition," said Foreman with Stadium Solutions Incorporated, Tom Lucas.

Drilling...measuring...and digging...

All to help make this empty space here, look like these seats over there.

"It will be the largest venue outdoor wise that we'll have here in the community," said Executive Director with Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, Jason Fink.

And it's all for a competition that will have the city bumping.

The Drum Corp Association World Championship will be held at the Williamsport Area High School in a few weeks.

But in order for that to happen..

"One of th things we needed to do was provide a venue that would be able to accommodate up to six-thousand viewers for the championships," said Fink.

A task that isn't simple.

"Well you have to come in and figure out where you're going to put your holes and then dig the holes, put your steel down in the holes, pour some concrete," said Lucas.

So far..more than three-thousand tickets have already been sold.

Superintendent of the Williamsport Area School District, Dr. Timothy Bowers tells Eyewitness News,
"It's another great opportunity for Williamsport to be on the national stage following the Little League World Series, and we're thrilled our high school stadium can serve as that platform."

While these new stadium seats will be great for the DCA championship, it's also a chance to maximize the stadium complex to bring in additional events and programs to the facility.

"I would love to see ethnic festivals. Anything that would promote diversity. If there would be a way to put up a big screen I think a film festival. An outdoor film festival could be fun," said Barbara Jarmoska.

"Mostly like talent shows something like that. Put on some fashion shows, show their beauty," said Monica Chavies.

"Concerts, who knows," said Tyler Spooner.

Ultimately...

"It's a win win for the community," said Fink.

The Drum Corp Association World Championship will be held on Labor Day weekend.


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