(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Board of Education of the Canton City School District has given its OK to construct a football operations center near Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on school district property.

The district is to spend a million dollars on the modern building which Johnson Controls is constructing.

The building replaces locker facilities that came down with construction of Tom Benson Stadium.

The facility will be just west of the natatorium.

Preparatory work is to begin this week.

It should be completed next summer.