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
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.
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.
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