Whether that happens or not remains to be seen. But the stadium has fallen into a state of disrepair.
In order to raise money for the city-owned stadium, the city is co-sponsoring the Community Concert for Spartan Stadium on Saturday, 1 p.m., at the stadium.
Flint will headline the show.
Tickets are $3, and all proceeds from ticket sales, concessions and T-shirts will go toward restoring the city-owned Spartan Stadium.
Flint was the top-rated local band in the 2004 Portsmouth Daily Times Readers Choice Awards.
Also performing will be Donna Cunningham and the Ranch Hand Band, Steve Free and the Whole Band, Clear Conscience, Panic Strikken, Dewey Howard and Big Run, Purple Jester and End of the Road.
The bands cover a wide range of genres, from bluegrass to rock.
Spartan Stadium once was the home of the Portsmouth Spartans, who went on to become the present-day Detroit Lions.
The Portsmouth High School and Notre Dame High School football teams now use the stadium.
But the city schools system plans on building a downtown stadium, which would put Spartan Stadium's future in doubt.
Tickets got on sale at the stadium box office at 11 a.m. on the day of the show.
JEFF BARRON can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 236.