After a 70-foot stadium lighting pole at White Stadium was knocked over by Hurricane Sandy last week, the district had all the other poles tested to see if they are structurally sound.
Boston schools’ athletic director Ken Still said play can resume there, although they may need to truck in a generator-powered light to replace the one that fell in the west side of the stadium.
Still said the base of the pole was rusted through the bottom and it fell into the parking lot and didn’t hurt anyone. He said a crew came and chopped it up and hauled it away.
After the incident, the city soccer championships were moved from White Stadium to other fields until all the other poles could be x-rayed for rust. Still said he received the positive results on Friday.
The poles, Still said, haven’t been replaced since they were first installed in the 1940s.
“Hopefully we’ll have it fixed by next year,” Still said.
If White Stadium was deemed unplayable, it would be the second field this season given such a designation. Earlier this fall, the field at Boston English high was determined to be unplayable for games because the artificial turf is ripped up and needs to be replaced.
Globe Correspondent Lorenzo Recupero contributed to this report.
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