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(WBIR) The Oak Ridge Board of Education voted today to approve new visitors' sideline bleachers for Oak Ridge High School.

The Board approved a payment plan for the bleachers at Blankenship Field Monday night. The total cost of the project will be more than $500-thousand.

The project will not only involve bleachers, but a new, handicap-accessible lower parking lot.

The renovations come after a safety inspection of Blankenship showed the visiting bleachers were unsafe.

SEE: Blankenship Field looking for new bleachers after safety concerns

The Board said it expects the new bleachers to up before the first home game of the 2014 season, when they will host Farragut August 29th.

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