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Friday Night Lights: RTM Accepts Gift For Stadium Upgrade At Darien High

The 2015 Darien High School football team is shown here. The school's football stadium will be outfitted with permanent field lights thanks to a Darien Athletic Foundation.
The 2015 Darien High School football team is shown here. The school's football stadium will be outfitted with permanent field lights thanks to a Darien Athletic Foundation. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. — Friday Night Lights are a go at Darien High School after years of debate over installing permanent lights at the football stadium, according to the Darien Times.

The RTM voted 68 to 1 to accept a $662,743 gift from the Darien Athletic Foundation to pay for the four 80-foot lighting poles as well as a new public address system, the Darien Times said.

The lights can be used until 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, with later games allowed only on Fridays until 10 p.m., the story said. Each Darien varsity sport can play two late home games — for 12 total games — under the lights, the Times said.

The Darien Lights Brigade is looking to raise the final $210,000 needed for the project, the Times said. Visit Darienlightsbrigade.com for more information.

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