Edinburgh football stadium damaged in storm

EDINBURGH, Ind. (WISH) – The bleachers at Edinburgh Community High School’s football stadium are mangled following a storm that rolled through Edinburgh Tuesday night.

According to Edinburgh Police Chief David Mann, the stadium had just been cleared out from a baseball game before the storm hit around 8 p.m.

Half of the bleachers are still standing in the stadium, according to a 24-Hour News 8 crew at the scene.

Damage was also reported at the high school’s track and baseball diamond.

“They gave us reports that our high jump was hit, that it went through the tennis court and the bleachers were on the track. You don’t expect it and you walk up and see it, and, ugh, what a disaster,” Derrick Lacey, varsity track coach at Edinburgh, said.

Trees and power lines were reported down all around Edinburgh on Tuesday night. At least one home had roof damage, according to officials.

Mann said trees were also down in a cemetery near Eisenhower Drive and US 31.

The high school is located at 300 Keeley Street in Edinburgh.

(WISH Photo/Joy Hernandez)
(WISH Photo/Joy Hernandez)
(WISH Photo/Joy Hernandez)
(WISH Photo/Joy Hernandez)
(WISH Photo/Joy Hernandez)
(WISH Photo/Joy Hernandez)
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