MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County School District community is preparing for one of the most anticipated athletic events of the year in Mount Pleasant: the opening of the District 2 Regional Stadium.
The Warriors’ varsity football team will play R.B. Stall High School in the first-ever athletic contest at the new shared stadium tonight Friday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m, according to officials.
The news release states before the game, Board of Trustees members from East of the Cooper, Chairwoman Kate Darby and Chris Staubes, along with Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait, Wando Principal Sherry Eppelsheimer, and Lucy Beckham Principal Anna Dassing will share opening remarks with the crowd to celebrate the opening of the stadium.
“I know our players, coaching staff, and community have been looking forward to this moment since our final game last season,” said Wando Head Coach Jimmy Noonan. “The opportunity to play in the first game of what will be one of the top high school stadiums in the state will be a lifelong memory for all of us. It will mean even more if we play well and come away with a win.”
The facility covers seven acres, can seat a capacity of 6,000 fans, has a 17’ x 30’ scoreboard, and an air-conditioned press box with elevator access, according to the news release. Highlights also include synthetic turf, concessions for home and visitors, and a field house.
The stadium can host football, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, and marching band events, and will support Wando and the future Lucy Beckham High School, officials added.
“Completion of this stadium shows the District is moving in the right direction to providing our student-athletes with high-quality facilities,” added Reggie McNeil, CCSD Executive Director of Capital Programs. “I want to thank everyone involved in process, including Cumming , McMillan Pazdan Smith, and Hill Construction”
Fans should also be reminded about the new “clear bag or no bag” entry procedure the District is piloting for Wando’s home football game this season.