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Posted August 27, 2013

It’s Official: Play Starts at Community Stadium Wednesday

Ribbon cutting at 6 p.m.; Kick-off at 7 p.m. for East vs. West Clash

District officials will cut the ribbon for the Albuquerque Public Schools Community Stadium at 6 p.m., Wednesday, and the Manzano Monarchs will take the field against the Volcano Vista Hawks at 7 p.m. as the two teams kick off the sixth annual East vs. West Kickoff Clash and begin play at the new stadium off 98th Street north of I-40.

APS Board of Education President Martin Esquivel and APS Superintendent Winston Brooks will be joined by Albuquerque City Council Ken Sanchez and David Grieves of “Yes for Our Children’s Future,” as well as bands, cheerleaders and football players from Volcano Vista and Manzano as they open the new $38 million, 7,000-seat stadium, which will host games through the weekend.

“We are very excited to be opening our first stadium in more than 40 years,” said Brooks. “It is certainly the premier football facility in the state, if not the West.”

The new stadium, which also includes a 2,600-seat track and field facility, will serve as the ‘home’ field for APS’ west side high school and will relive the logistical challenges of scheduling sporting events at the district’s other two stadiums—Milne and Wilson.

Go here for a schedule of games.

 

 

 

 

 

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