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Bleachers declared unsafe at Woodland High School after complaints

Pioneer High School head football coach David Butterworth runs players through a drill during practice in Woodland in 2009.
Pioneer High School head football coach David Butterworth runs players through a drill during practice in Woodland in 2009. Sacramento Bee file

Temporary bleachers will be used at remaining Woodland High football games after fans reported safety concerns.

Visiting fans complained that during the last home game, the stands were buckling under their weight. Officials consulted with experts and the district’s insurance providers before deciding that the stands on the visitor and home sides and the press box had to be “red-tagged” because they were unsafe.

The old bleachers will be kept fenced off to keep people out, and temporary bleachers will be placed on the dirt track surrounding the playing field, according to a district news release.

“We thank the community in advance for their patience as the district works on a long-term solution to address the problem,” Superintendent Maria Armstrong said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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