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Old 03-19-19, 04:34 PM
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Sorry to do this folks but if we are going out of state Galileo HS in San Francisco has one of the most unique settings for HS Football.

Talk about shoehorning something into a city block, how many HS Football Stadiums have high rise apartment buildings yards away from the sideline?


The view from the apartment building, note the elevation change for the street that borders the endzone.>


Also of note, the Stadium was at one time named after their most famous football alumni, OJ Simpson.
So this one got me thinking that NYC probably has something similar so I did some googling....and found this one.

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/article...d591bd2&page=4

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Old 03-19-19, 04:35 PM
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Saw this countdown a few years ago. Union City, New Jersey has a stadium literally on the roof of their school.

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/article...d591bd2&page=4
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Old 03-19-19, 04:36 PM
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Saw this countdown a few years ago. Union City, New Jersey has a stadium literally on the roof of their school.

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/article...d591bd2&page=4
We must have been posting at the same time.

More pics can be seen here.

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/vavycq0...hools-roof.htm
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Old 03-19-19, 04:36 PM
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Of course, the Stadium Bowl in Tacoma:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/17/d7...c9b1939c03.jpg
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Old 03-19-19, 04:38 PM
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We must have been posting at the same time.
Irony at its finest!
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Old 03-19-19, 05:35 PM
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One of the best views from a stadium is Monument Valley in Utah. Just south of the entrance to the Monument Valley Tribal Park.



I've been to the stadium, but not for a game. The photos I've found online don't do it justice. And unfortunately, I've lost all of my photos from that trip. Including the ones of/from the stadium.
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Old 03-19-19, 05:40 PM
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Back to Caldwell:



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Old 03-19-19, 05:53 PM
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A weird 'stadium' in Pennsylvania belongs to Summit Academy. It's hard to call it a stadium. As it's named Herman Field.

Summit Academy is for adjudicated youth. The 'home side' doesn't have any stands. Just a building to act as a press box and maintenance building. The 'visitor side' has a few bleachers setup that are sitting on part of the baseball field. Most fans sit on the north endzone, because it's a steep hill with a large concrete pad with folding chairs setup. And to the west of the pad is a grassy area that's stepped down to the field with tree cover.

The students who are allowed to attend the game sit in the south endzone near the pond.

It's a great place for a game as long as you're not looking for any amenities.

Home Side:


Visitor Side:


South Endzone:


Through the trees:


Another view from a previous game:


The top of the pad is about 20 feet above the field. So, a good all-22 view of the game.
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Old 03-19-19, 05:58 PM
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At one time this was the same view of Carrollton's football field, till they built their current stadium!
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Old 03-19-19, 06:09 PM
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Not really a 'weird' stadium, but just a neat one is Bucktail in Renovo, PA.

The school is sandwiched in a steep valley. To the east is a river. To the west is a railroad and a road. To get to the school, there's a bridge to get from the road to the school over the train tracks. The field is to the north of the school.

Bucktail is the smallest school in PA that's not part of a co-op. Their place in a steep valley gives it some great views from all angles.

Looking south-southeast:


Looking north:


Looking due south:


Looking southeast to the home side:
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Old 03-19-19, 06:50 PM
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Of course, the Stadium Bowl in Tacoma:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/17/d7...c9b1939c03.jpg
This is the school and stadium seen in "10 Things I Hate About You."

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Old 03-19-19, 07:16 PM
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I find the fairgrounds in Caldwell very interesting. I may have get myself there for a game sooner then later.
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Old 03-19-19, 07:18 PM
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I find the fairgrounds in Caldwell very interesting. I may have get myself there for a game sooner then later.
If they host a game during the Noble County Fair, they usually host it on Thursday night. What's great, is the admission to the fair includes your access to the game. It's great getting fair food and being able to walk it into the stadium to watch a game.

Plus, it's covered, so no matter the weather, rain or glaring sun, you're protected.

With Bridgeport closed, the stadiums with roofs that I know of are:

Chagrin Falls, Martins Ferry, Bellaire, and Caldwell
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Old 03-19-19, 07:27 PM
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I don't think Reno Field is near the river.


The seats aren't quite as a close as that picture seems. Still too close for safety reasons, in my opinion
You are right but a graveyard is directly behind the visitor seats
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Old 03-19-19, 07:44 PM
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If they host a game during the Noble County Fair, they usually host it on Thursday night. What's great, is the admission to the fair includes your access to the game. It's great getting fair food and being able to walk it into the stadium to watch a game.

Plus, it's covered, so no matter the weather, rain or glaring sun, you're protected.

With Bridgeport closed, the stadiums with roofs that I know of are:

Chagrin Falls, Martins Ferry, Bellaire, and Caldwell
Ironton?
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Old 03-19-19, 07:52 PM
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Ironton?
Yep. I knew I was forgetting one but couldn't remember.

Haven't been to that one yet.
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Old 03-19-19, 08:08 PM
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Elder was in talks with St Peter's Prep out of NJ. When I did research on them I found that they Right across the Hudson river from lower Manhattan. I found them on Google maps, and the use to play on that field next to the school. Google has it torn up a little now, so I don't know if they still play there.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...!4d-74.0423135
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Old 03-19-19, 08:17 PM
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I've posted about this one before.

Bristol Municipal Stadium in Bristol, Tennessee. Home of the Tennessee Vikings. Also, at one time, home of Virginia HS located just across the border in Bristol, VA.

Stadium better known as "The Stone Castle".

Plaque:


Main entrance on north side / visitor side:


Visitor stands from the road, right at 50 yard line:


Southwest corner:


Southwest corner from inside:


From southwest corner to visitor stands:


Home/south stand from southwest corner:


50-yard-line on home side, and press box:


Northwest corner from inside:


East endzone from home stands, complete with band filing in:


Visitor side full of Dobyns-Bennett fans:



It's an amazing venue. And I'm not sure how it never got listed in one of those 'ten stadiums to see before you die' lists that MaxPreps kept putting out. For instance, I'd put this stadium on way before I put the Wolvarena on the list.
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Old 03-19-19, 08:21 PM
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Elder was in talks with St Peter's Prep out of NJ. When I did research on them I found that they Right across the Hudson river from lower Manhattan. I found them on Google maps, and the use to play on that field next to the school. Google has it torn up a little now, so I don't know if they still play there.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...!4d-74.0423135
No. I don't think they've ever played there. I think that was for practice and small sports that didn't requiremuch in the way of stands.

They play at Cochrane Stadium where all the Jersey City public schools play.

They play a lot of games there on a weekend. Usually a Thursday, a Friday, and 2 Saturday games minimum.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6910.../data=!3m1!1e3

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Old 03-19-19, 08:32 PM
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Waite's outfield was our sledding hill when I was a kid.
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Old 03-19-19, 08:42 PM
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Not really a 'weird stadium', but a high school stadium with one of the more amusing names.

Far western end of Maryland is Garrett County. There's two schools. Northern Garrett and Southern Garrett. Northern Garrett is located in the equally unique named Accident, Maryland.

Half-Mile High Stadium
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Old 03-19-19, 09:24 PM
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Yep. I knew I was forgetting one but couldn't remember.

Haven't been to that one yet.
Most of the home side bleachers at Massillon and North Canton are also roofed.
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Most of the home side bleachers at Massillon and North Canton are also roofed.
I don't count Massillon because it's not a full roof. The poles should be right near the first row of seats.

Otherwise, you could've called old Ely Stadium roofed, because the top 6 or so rows were covered by the press box on stilts.
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A couple of other unique stadiums up in NE Ohio happen to be CVC rivals Kirtland and Cuyahoga Hts.

Rogers Field home of the Kirtland Hornets has a unique setup, the visitors bleachers are a small concrete structure with a small press box placed inside the track while the home side is metal bleachers and the press box up on top of the school roof. What makes Rogers unique is that you can literally stand on the side walk outside the fence and watch a game for free along Rt.306. Many Kirtland supporters perch themselves right across the street and you are able to still watch the game. They have a nice setup with a full fledge tailgate as well. Definitely worth checking out.



Adams Field in Cuyahoga Hts is pretty unique based on the fact the stadium is perched up on a cliff and beyond the visitors bench down the cliff is I-77. The home side is just a concrete grand stand the houses both the home and visitors fans.




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Sidney's old stadium was like Kirtland's. The home side was a giant cement slab carved into the side of a hill, with the school at the top of the hill. The classroom windows that faced the stadium served as the pressbox. Behind the south endzone was a set of apartments across the street. People would sit on their balconies and watch the games I loved it, when we got to play there.
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Old 03-20-19, 07:52 AM
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Yep. I knew I was forgetting one but couldn't remember.

Haven't been to that one yet.
Seems like most high schools in the Pacific Northwest have covers because of rainy fall weather?

The only other one I know of that is semi-close is Batesville (Indiana) High School, about 40 minutes west of Cincinnati up I-74.



Their opponent in this game, Milan, is the school that the movie Hoosiers is based on.
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[QUOTE=Sykotyk;7282484]I've posted about this one before.

Bristol Municipal Stadium in Bristol, Tennessee. Home of the Tennessee Vikings. Also, at one time, home of Virginia HS located just across the border in Bristol, VA.

Stadium better known as "The Stone Castle".



Visitor stands from the road, right at 50 yard line:


This was also the on location set for one of the classic scene in cinema>
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Dayton Carroll's stadium is awful, having grass that is always muddy and torn up.
Lucky for you, they're installing turf.
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If they host a game during the Noble County Fair, they usually host it on Thursday night. What's great, is the admission to the fair includes your access to the game. It's great getting fair food and being able to walk it into the stadium to watch a game.

Plus, it's covered, so no matter the weather, rain or glaring sun, you're protected.

With Bridgeport closed, the stadiums with roofs that I know of are:

Chagrin Falls, Martins Ferry, Bellaire, and Caldwell
And it wasnt too long ago you could go into town less than a mile away and get any flavor of phosphate drink you wanted at Ralstons. It was the best old school soda fountain anywhere. Unfortunately time has moved on but I loved that place.
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If out of state is on the table, one must mention Barrow, Alaska, literally a stone's throw away from the Arctic Ocean.



I watched a documentary about how Barrow started its football program and before they received their turf, they literally spray painted the field markings on the dirt/tundra mix. Talk about rug burn!
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If out of state is on the table, one must mention Barrow, Alaska, literally a stone's throw away from the Arctic Ocean.

I watched a documentary about how Barrow started its football program and before they received their turf, they literally spray painted the field markings on the dirt/tundra mix. Talk about rug burn!
I watched the same one (or at least a similar one-I think I saw it on ESPN) and it make my forearms, elbows and knees hurt just watching it as it was more like gravel in some spots!

The NFL Network ran a mini-series following one of Barrow's seasons a few years back. Don't know if it is still around on-demand or something but it was a very enjoyable program if you like high school football and human interest stories.
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