Thanks to a $200,000 donation from the NFL, Pueblo City Schools will renovate the turf of Dutch Clark Stadium in time for the upcoming NFL season.
The Broncos provided a letter of support to Pueblo City Schools as part of their grant application en route to securing this funding from the NFL.
“We are very excited to be awarded the NFL/Broncos grant to replace the synthetic turf at Pueblo’s Earl ‘Dutch’ Clark Stadium,” Rick Macias, district activities/athletic director of Pueblo City Schools said. “During these tough economic times with the help of this grant, we will still be able to improve our stadium so that kids can have a safe surface to play on. The old turf was 10 years old and it was time for a replacement.”
Each year, LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) partners with the NFL to identify football field renovation and construction projects across the country in need of support. All City Stadium in Denver was a past grant recipient in the Denver community.
Pueblo City Schools will hold a ceremonial ribbon-cutting prior to the annual rivalry game on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at 7 p.m. “The Bell Game” is the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi, 112 years, between Pueblo Central and Pueblo Centennial.The ceremony will take place prior to the start of the game at 6:45 p.m.
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