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Special ceremony will celebrate stadium's anniversary & renovation

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Kannapolis City Schools will hold a special ceremony during the first half of A.L. Brown High School’s football game on Friday evening, September 13th. The ceremony will celebrate the 61st anniversary of the opening of A.L. Brown High School’s Memorial Stadium and highlight the first major renovation in the stadium’s history.


A.L. Brown’s Memorial Stadium first opened on September 12, 1958. During that time, it has been the home of the A.L. Brown High School’s Wonder football team, which has won two state championships (1989 and 1997). During the summer of 2019, the stadium’s all grass field was replaced with turf, giving the stadium a fresh new look.  


Kannapolis City Schools will mark the stadium’s anniversary and renovation during a ceremony that will take place in the first half of the football game against Mooresville High School.

When the stadium opened in 1958, it was given the name Memorial Stadium as a way to honor American servicemen who fought and died during World War II. The ceremony on Friday, September 13, 2019 will remember those soldiers and honor all military personnel.

Kickoff of the A.L. Brown football game against Mooresville will be 7:30 p.m. on September 13th. Tickets are $7 each, and the gates will open at 6:00 p.m.