Spartan Stadium at Maine-Endwell High School now can host night events thanks to funding contributed by alum Thomas Tull and his wife Alba.  Tull is a 1988 graduate of M-E. .

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He is CEO of Legendary Entertainment as well as a part owner of the National Football League's  Pittsburgh Steelers.  Lights were installed yesterday  at the multi-purpose sports stadium which is home to the defending New York State Class B Champion Maine-Endwell Spartans football team.  Four large light poles were erected.   Two of the light standards are located on each side of the playing field.

The funding was part of a 2.2 million dollar project underwritten by Tull.  The project included a new baseball field with artificial turf which opened in April of this year.  Gary Crooks Field opened in ceremonies attended by Tull, his family and Baseball Hall of Famers Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Rich "Goose" Gossage.

The new lights enable the Spartans' football team to play home night games.. The Spartans are scheduled to host Susquehanna Valley on Friday  September 12 at 7 PM to usher in night football at M-E.  Other sports will also be able to practice and compete at night as well.