North Putnam High School will have a new concession stand for the start of the football season this fall.
At Thursday evening's board meeting, Athletic Director Jason Sims told the North Putnam Community School board the building was nearing completion.
The roof will be going on shortly and then equipment will be added.
The project is the brainchild of Sims who told the board at an earlier meeting that the project was an investment for the football field and the athletic director.
"There are a lot of people not paying to watch football games. We can add to our concessions and have better crowd control," Sims said at the May School Board meeting.
The project cost approximately $17,888 but because of the donation of labor and materials by Hadley Construction, the Youth Football League and Athletic Department the cost to the school corporation is only about $1,500.
The building is 22-by-36 feet, made of concrete and will house the concession stand and provide handicap accessible restrooms. It is located several feet south of the current ticket booth at the football field.
The old concession stand was in need of much repair so board members were pleased that Sims initiated the project. Several students, including many of the football players helped with the construction of the building.
Sims also plans to add a storage unit on the other side of the field that can be used by soccer, softball and football teams.