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Viking football fans will be able to view gridiron action from new bleachers this fall

VALE – The demolition work is finished but installation of new bleachers at the Frank Hawley Field and at the Vale High School baseball diamond will most likely not occur until September.The Vale School District entered an $800,000 contract with a Washington state company – All Play Systems – last spring to replace the obsolete, wooden bleachers at the two prep sports venues.“This project has been on our list of priorities for a number of years due to the deteriorating state of the current bleachers. We wanted to improve safety for our community and our schools,” said Alisha McBride, Vale School District superintendent.The cost to demolish and install new aluminum bleachers at the field was $692,003 and $140,374 for the baseball field. Demolition began in June.Both sets of bleachers were originally scheduled to be complete in July, said McBride.“We received notification from the vendor . . .