First East High Football Scrimmage at Breese Stevens Field in 40 years

East High Scrimmage - Breese Stevens Field

Friday Night Lights and East High School Football returns to Breese Stevens Field, absent since 1975, with a scrimmage on August 8, 2015.

opening the season across town against Madison Memorial.

Fourth year Coach Steve Erato is excited to be playing at the stadium, a prospect that has been in the works for a year and it gained it’s own momentum as the City of Madison, East High and the community got behind.

“Just to be in your own facility and know it’s yours and say you’re going home to play and it’s truly a home game for us, that’s special for our kids and our players,” Erato said.

Breese Stevens was built in 1927 and hosted many athletic and other events over the years. The facility is owned by the Madison Parks Department and renovations were made in 2007 and 2009 to repair and upgrade the structure, locker rooms as well as a new press box in 2011  and sound system in 2014.

Last summer one of the final upgrades was installed, a $1.2 Million synthetic grass playing surface which Parks says will increase reliability and open the facility to a wider arrange of events including concert like the Avett Brothers who will play there in October.

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