By Allison Graham
Above is a picture of the STC Football Stadium stands which includes labels for the 2014 seating arrangements. To the left of the dotted black line is open seating for any fans.
Chronicle Photo/Allison Graham
The stadium seating configuration will be changing at the STC football stadium for the 2014 season. Above is a picture of the football stands. On the right hand side of the picture you will see that the STC Marching Band will be sitting at the very north end of the stands.There is a staircase at the north end of the stands that is to be utilized by the STC band members only. Above the band will be seating for elementary age students.
To the left of the band will be the high school student section and at the top of the stands, directly above the high school section, will be the section for middle school students. The area to the left of the vertical black dotted line is open seating for any fans.
Another change being made is how STC students enter and exit the stands. At the center of the stands is a ramp. Administration is asking that all students use the ramp exclusively for coming into and out of the stands. By using the ramp students will be able to avoid blocking the view of fans as they will not have to walk in front of people in attendance.
According to new Activities Director Ben Adams there were a couple of reasons for the change. Students had expressed concerns about senior citizens having to maneuver around the student section. By moving the student sections to the north end of the stands this also opens up more seating for fans in the community.
The decision was ultimately made between Ben Adams, Mike Carnahan, and student leaders.
"This move cuts down on foot traffic in front of the band. Also the trailer is in a safer spot for the public and the band members," stated Carnahan.
In previous years the driver of the trailer had to back up to turn around and by moving the trailer to the north end the trailer will be able to simply drive in a big circle to leave the area, thus making it safer for everyone.