NEW: Woodlawn High School stadium set to open on August 31st

Woodlawn High School Stadium (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Woodlawn High School is opening its new stadium on Thursday, August 31st.

The Birmingham City School—which turned 100 years old last year—is holding a ribbon-cutting for the new venue at the school at 10AM. 

The Woodlawn High Colonels Football Team will take the field against Tuscaloosa Central High School in the evening at 7:30PM for its inaugural game.

New Woodlawn Stadium will hold 2,800

Woodlawn High School
Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School is slated to have a new stadium and field house in the fall of 2022.(Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

Two and a half years in the making, the new stadium costs $8.7 million to build and will have a seating capacity of 2,800.

The school, which hasn’t had a campus stadium since the1970s, has produced a number of notable athletes and coaches including:

  • Bobby Bowden– the 4th winningest college football coach in history behind Eddie Robinson (408) , Joe Paterno (409). John Gagliardi (489)
  • Karlos Dansby – Auburn Tigers and Arizona Cardinal football great
  • Tony Nathan —Alabama Crimson Tide All American and Miami Dolphin All-Pro

The Birmingham City School System’s Superintendent Mark Sullivan is also an alum.

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Growing Community— Woodlawn

The Woodlawn community continues to grow. This past spring, the neighborhood added the Woodlawn Theatre. It is also home to murals, the Woodlawn Street Market and new restaurants such as the Slutty Vegan and 2 Dough Girlz Pizzeria.

What do you think of the new Woodlawn High School Stadium? Let us know on social media by tagging us at @bhamnow 

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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