The San Diego Unified School District Board unanimously voted Tuesday night to allow bright lights to be put up at Point Loma High School stadium.
The controversial issue has received a lot of backlash from neighbors.
But despite strong opposition and even the threat of lawsuit, the board is moving forward.
Some nearby residents fear the new lights and public address system will bring problems to their neighborhood they never had before.
"Our neighborhoods will see a dramatic increase in property crimes, we will see an increase in vehicle thefts, vehicle burglaries, burglaries, assaults, all of this associated with night games," one resident said.
The plan calls for seven new poles with speakers mounted at the top. Four 70 foot light poles around the field, and four 20-foot light poles in the grandstands.
A use-policy limites the night time events to 18 per year.
The San Diego Unified School District Board's plan promises little light and sound spill over into the community.
More than 30 homeowners, school staffers and students spoke for and against stadium changes at Tuesday board meeting .
Those in favor of the project say, it provides better opportunities for students and athletes to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. Working parents will also have the opportunity to watch them.
"All children should have the opportunity to go to a good school and have access to the benefits other schools have to offer," a parent for the plan said. "Point Loma High cannot stay the only school in the district that does not have stadium lights. Our students deserve more than to be left in the dark by their community."
Stadium upgrades are expected to take nine months. construction will begin this year.
Other improvements including a new classroom building and library as well as upgrades to existing campus structures.