Howard to celebrate new football stadium with ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday
Community members will celebrate Howard's brand new football stadium before Friday's game.
Head Football Coach John Starr said it's made an impact on the atmosphere at home games this season.
"The home crowd for our first three home games has been unbelievable, people just standing around the fence, stands are full," Starr said. "It's just been a different kind of excitement for us. It's been a lot of fun, it's just been a fun place to play."
Darrel White is a community activist.
He played a role in restoring the old field, making sure the players have a field up to date.
Now, he's able to see these athletes get an opportunity to play on a brand new football field.
"It's been a long time coming, much needed and much necessary," White said. "I mean these kids deserve to play on a football field like this."
Coach Starr said the stadium can hold about 1,800 people.
It has a brand new field house for the players and all their gear.
But he said it's what's happening outside of the stadium that means the most.
"I think it means more for the community. You know, now I think we have something we can proud of," Starr said. "You know, in the past, we had to play in the old stadium that I think was build in 1957 if I'm not mistaken and it was just a tough place to play."
The ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m.