Tennessean: Football stadium could become school property

stadiumbanner.jpgBy Nichole Young for The Tennessean

WHITE HOUSE — White House city officials unanimously approved a measure that would give the Sumner County school system ownership of White House High School’s football stadium in exchange for the removal of a deed restriction on property tied to the city’s new library.

White House leaders came across the deed restriction last spring when plans were being drafted for the library project, which will sit on about two acres of land next to City Hall, said Mayor Mike Arnold. The school system sold a piece of property with an elementary school building to the city in 1991, which the city used as a police department for many years, but as part of the agreement required the city to permanently agree to maintain the high school stadium.

The city of White House, which falls in both Sumner and Robertson counties, built its own high school football stadium in the 1970s and decided to handle maintenance on its own. At the time, there was only one high school in the city. Because the city owns the stadium, when the Sumner school system sold the land to White House in the early 1990s, it added the clause to ensure the city would continue to maintain the facility…READ MORE

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