The Summerville Bears High School Homecoming football game will take place tonight in their virtually “new” football stadium.
David Johnstone, Summerville High School Principal, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Summerville’s Thorsted Stadium was officially declared open a couple of weeks ago at a ceremony held at the field.
The public, including several school officials, students, as well as the stadium’s namesake, longtime educator and former School Superintendent Richard “Doc” Thorsted and his wife Frankie attended.
Thorsted says, “This is a superb stadium. I think it is the best high school stadium I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of high school stadiums! This is beautiful — everybody should be proud.”
By design, the field and the entire stadium area is made of synthetic materials. Even when it rains, this field should remain pristine.
Johnstone sees the field almost every day and still says, “It is beautiful. The Homecoming alumni tonight will be amazed seeing this new $4.1 million dollar stadium.”
The varsity football game against Linden begins around 7 p.m.
Johnstone added, “The energy this evening will be incredible. We anticipate that it may be standing room only. There will be floats, the Homecoming Queen Coronation at Halftime, lots of tri-tip BBQ food as sold by the Future Farmers of America, fireworks and plenty of parking.”
The traditional Homecoming Dance will take place tomorrow night