NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – It’s the end of an era; North Charleston High School’s Attaway-Heinsohn Stadium is set for Friday and many people in the community are sad to see it go.
The stadium is being torn down to make way for the Center for Advanced Studies, a project costing just over $40 million dollars.
Some North Charleston families have played at that stadium for generations and want the field to be sent off with a bang.
To make sure the stadium is celebrated properly, there will be a community tailgate before the game and a commemorative coin toss for past players and coaches.
“There is going to be food and fun and everything from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for all of these families who have a history to come out and enjoy each others company,” said Sarah Nell Blackwell, daughter of coach Jim Boyce. “The more we can rally and show the kids today, businesses, the history there — I think it’d be a great experience.”
The Cougars are hosting Timberland for their final home game at the stadium. By 2020, the team is scheduled to start playing in a new regional stadium.