DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — One former school which now operates as a community resource center in the Circle City is set to get a little bit of a facelift.

The old Grandview Elementary School in Dothan, which is currently being used by a former football player, Izell Reese for community programs will get new artificial turf installed. The new grass will be used for sports such as youth football.

According to Dothan’s Mayor, Mark Saliba, The NFLA Flag Football program donated $250,000 for the turf and Visit Dothan will be paying for the rest of the total $1.7 million needed for the project.

“It’s also going to allow us an opportunity to use the Wiregrass Park in a little bit of a different way
some of the facilities there have not been used through the years,” Mayor Saliba said. “We are looking at maybe converting some of those baseball fields that are behind there for multi-purpose fields.”

Saliba said in the future it might be possible to bring flag football tournaments to the field, which the mayor said could help bring sales tax revenue and lodging tax into the Circle City.