JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

The Johnson City School Board voted 6 to 1 to approve the city's funding request for a new field house at Science Hill High School.

On Thursday, the Johnson City Commission accepted a bid for construction of the new field house.     

The city commission wanted the school board step in and provide $400,000 dollars previously pledged out of its capital funding.

The field house will provide new dressing rooms, a meeting room, and new training and equipment rooms.

A construction start date has not been set.