Point Loma High School turns on stadium lights after years of legal battle

Posted at 6:19 AM, Aug 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-26 09:19:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Friday night was a special night for parents, students, and fans of Point Loma High School.

They opened the season with new LED stadium lights. The lights were switched on shortly after 6 p.m. The big moment came after a big legal battle that lasted for years between the school and the neighborhood.

A lot of homeowners fought the lights from being switched on. Many worried it would affect their community by adding traffic and noise at late hours.

But courts sided with the school letting them have the lights.

Before Friday, players scheduled home games earlier in the day. And once in a while, they had special night games with rented lights and generators.

The school says they will only turn them on for 18 events through the school year.

The lights will be turned off by 7:30 p.m. during the week after practices. And going forward, the school is supposed to meet with people from the neighborhood to hear any concerns or issues that may come up.