The architect for the Hamburg Area School District told school directors that a sewer line connection at the stadium is running behind schedule, but should be complete in time for the start of the fall sports schedule.Philip Leinbach of AEM Architects, Inc., Reading said that a line will be run down to connect with the middle school's line.

Original plans for a gravity flow sewer line at the stadium facilities were scrapped because of a miscalculation in estimating the elevation of the high school.

The option to install a pumping station for $28,000 was previously rejected by the board.

"I'm not sure what I would do if this is not completed in time for our first home football game on Sept. 5," Athletic Director Aaron Menapace said. "But I'm confident that if the architect said it will be complete, that it will be complete."

School directors voted in March to spend $1.8 million to renovate the stadium with $1.3 million coming from the district's capital reserve fund and $500,000 from a borrowing option.

The upgrades include new home-side bleachers, press box, restrooms, concession stand, locker rooms and storage area. Menapace said that the first athletic event at the stadium will be a cross country meet on Sept. 2.

Leinbach said that all of the upgrades are basically complete with only punch list items remaining.

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