Tommy Stewart Field: Ribbon-cutting marked official opening Sept. 1

Ribbon Cutting

Centennial and Central football teams squared off Saturday, September 1, on the renovated Tommy Stewart Field.

This historic field first opened in 1967. In 1992, it was dedicated in honor of Tom Stewart, head football coach for Champaign High School from 1953 to 1983. Over three decades, Coach Stewart amassed a record of 207 wins, three undefeated seasons, and 10 Big-12 Championships - and was three-time winner of Illinois High School Football Coach of the Year. He now holds a place in the State of Illinois Hall of Fame.

Son of famed Coach Tommy Stewart, Tom Stewart Jr., joined Mayor Deb Feinen, Superintendent Dr. Susan Zola, the Board of Education, Unit 4 capital projects team and administrators on the field at halftime for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The refurbished facility features bright green turf and brand new track that students and staff will enjoy for years to come. Go Maroons, go Chargers! 

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