Last Friday night, City High held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new skybox at Bates Field.
“The trough is no more!” proclaimed Kevin Koepnick, before the ‘ceremonial first flush’ in the men’s restroom. Before the construction began in the spring of 2010, City Highs restroom facilities were considered the worst in the state. The renovation began in 2009 with the construction on the new bleacher design and completed by the 2010-2011 school year.
“The City High community is a large, excited, and involved place.” Vice Principal Terry Coleman said. The ‘Stand Up For City High’ campaign has raised over $712,000 with 419 donors. “It has not been easy, but we’re almost there.”
The skybox will be auctioned off every Friday morning for home football games. The price will start at $100 and increase with $25 increments. The City High football team’s first game is on Friday, August 31 against Waterloo West with the sophomore game beginning at 5:00 pm, and varsity to follow.
“I am totally excited about all of the great facility improvements at City.” Athletic Director D’Anne Kramer said.