It's been on the drawing board for 12 years, but now, the dream of a new football stadium for Ore City High School is finally coming true. The old stadium consisted of rodeo chutes converted into bleachers. The new stadium is a $1.7 million project that includes a consession stand, restrooms, a press box, two-thousand seats, a grass field, and the school's first ever track.
"I think the community is going to be excited about it as well," said head coach and athletic director Derek Simmons. "It'll be something that we can use as a football team and the community can come and walk on the new track, something that we've not had before. It's been long over due and the kids are excited, coaches are excited and we're just ready to get on it and try it out."
"I think it's really going to improve morale," said Ore City ISD superintendent Tom Barnett. "It's going to be a community situation which people will be pretty proud of the facility once it's completed and in use."
Ore City's first home game has already been moved to Redwater. They hope to have the stadium done in time for their second home game, against arch-rival New Diana, on September 30.