Lights Installed at UM Football Stadium

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – Workers have installed eight banks of lights at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, giving the University of Montana football program the ability to hold late afternoon practices or games and host night games.

The Missoulian reports the light poles lifted into place by cranes on Thursday each holds between 18 and 22 lights facing the field. Some of the poles also have four lights that will shine into the tailgate area.

Associate athletic director Chuck Maes says the school raised private money for the $1 million project.

Griz football fans will get a chance to see the new lights when the team holds its annual spring scrimmage, starting at 6 p.m. on April 14. Admission is $5, with the money to be used to help improve UM athletic facilities.