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Orange Vista High School now boasts a new football stadium.
School and Perris city officials, students, cheerleaders and others took part Sept. 7 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. After a speech by Suzanne Stotlar, president of the Val Verde Unified School District board, the first varsity football game was played on the field.
The Perris campus is the third comprehensive high school for Val Verde and opened in August 2016.
The stadium marks the end of Orange Vista's third phase of construction, which also included a 31-classroom building. The school has 2,266 students and will graduate its first class this school year.
"We are incredibly grateful for the state-of-the-art facilities that will host many memorable student events at Orange Vista," Orange Vista Principal Josh Workman said in a news release.
The stadium has a synthetic turf field, a rubberized track, a snack bar and seating for 5,271.
"This is more than a football stadium, but a symbol of spirit and pride for the community," Val Verde Superintendent Michael McCormick said in the release.
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