New Memorial Stadium officially breaks ground

New Memorial Stadium officially breaks ground

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - With all but six of our area games canceled Friday night, it will be a very light schedule on the high school front.

When all the teams do return, they'll have another place to play. The new Memorial Stadium is ready to go, even if the teams aren't this weekend.

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday. The stadium came with a price tag of just under $13 million. It was close to being ready for the beginning of this season but wound up missing by two weeks. It's a completely new structure replacing a 60-year-old concrete structure, and this one features a new video board, press box, and pro turf.

"I am so glad it's finished. It's so awesome, it's far beyond any expectations that I had for a stadium,' said Ken Traylor, Director of Athletics-SCCPSS. "I'm a Georgia Southern alumni. I compare it to a miniature version of that, the little extras, the bricks and the little things that they've adopted, it's very nice, and our players - it's all about what's best for our teams and our players at the high school level and they're going to like playing on this."

The first scheduled game is Windsor Forest and Jenkins on Friday, Sept. 21. There is a chance that one of the make-up games from this Friday could be played before that.

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