Avondale Football Stadium was constructed at South Avondale School in August 2004, with the support of the LISC Foundation, Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Public Schools. Prior to building the field, the children of Avondale had nowhere to safely practice and play football. With the stadium, they now have a home field that they can call their own. The new stadium enables 2000 youth football players and cheerleaders to play at a structured, safe home field. At the dedication ceremony, several Bengals players attended as well as members from all local schools, IFCK—Cincinnati and other organizations involved.
We planned for this stadium to be utilized by the two major Pee-wee football teams in Avondale. The two organizations, the Avondale Lions and the Avondale Warriors, separately coach over 1200 children in football with approximately 800 cheerleaders in attendance for the season. Although so many youth participated in this activity, they played on dilapidated fields. The new stadium enabled these children to play at a structured and standard site and aided in reducing the number of childhood injuries and deaths to our children.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony