LEWISTON — The Lewiston School Committee has approved a plan to sell the naming rights to the high school’s athletic complex.

The plan approved 7-1 Monday night is part of a project to raise $3.8 million to build a new complex without any taxpayer money.

The fundraising plan to improve Franklin Pasture at Lewiston High School now goes to the city council.

The city, not the school department, owns the athletic fields, tennis courts and track that make up Franklin Pasture.

Under the plan, if someone pays $750,000, Franklin Pasture could be renamed. The name of the Don Roux football field is not for sale.

Board member Jim Handy opposed the plan, telling the Sun Journal it “corporatizes and professionalizes high school sports.” He walked out of the meeting.

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