SCUSD Opens $9.3 Million Sports Complex TOMORROW
Luther Burbank High’s football team to play first home game since 2008
Officially, Luther Burbank High School’s homecoming is November 4. But TOMORROW (Friday, September 23), the team will literally “come home” when the Titans play their first game in three years on their own turf, thanks to the opening of a new $9.3 million sports complex.
A celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony with student athletes, cheerleaders, the marching band and more will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 23, at the new Sports Complex.
Burbank’s old football and soccer field was so damaged by ground squirrels that it was unsafe for play. The new field features state-of-the-art artificial turf, a new all-season track, a new scoreboard and bleachers for 2,500. The track is made from 120,000 pounds of recycled rubber – the equivalent of 71,413 passenger car tires. The complex also includes classrooms, restrooms and a concession stand.
Funding for the project comes from Measure I, a facilities bond passed by district voters in 2002.
“This is a great day for the Titans and for the entire community,” said Superintendent Jonathan Raymond. “Sports are often the key to keeping kids in school. Our kids deserve great facilities like this.”
“I’d like to thank to the residents of the City of Sacramento for voting to support the Bond Measure in 2002. It provided the funding for this project. And thank you to Burbank students and this community who have waited so long to see this complex become a reality,” said Vice Mayor Bonnie Pannell.
WHAT: Luther Burbank High School Sports Complex Ribbon-Cutting
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23
WHERE: Luther Burbank High School Sports Complex; 3500 Florin Road
WHO: SCUSD Superintendent Jonathan Raymond; Vice Mayor Bonnie Pannell
Media can go directly to the complex; no office check-in is required.