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Midwest City hosting first football game at renovated stadium

Midwest City High School’s Jim Darnell Stadium at Rose Field has been renovated as part of a school bond. Improvements include a new ticket office, restrooms, concession stand and locker rooms near the east end zone. (Photo by Jeff Harrison)

By Jeff Harrison

Workers continue construction of a new facade on the press box at Jim Darnell Stadium at Rose Field. The project is one of the final pieces left for the stadium renovation. (Photo by Jeff Harrison)

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Improvements at Jim Darnell Stadium at Rose Field are not quite finished.

But the Midwest City football team will still play their home game at the newly renovated stadium Friday night. The Bombers host Lawton at 7 p.m. in the district opener and senior night game.

The school will recognize the senior football players during a ceremony before the game at 6:30 p.m., and the cheer and pom seniors at halftime.

Mid-Del Schools renovated the stadium as part of a bond issue. The project included new seating on the home and visitors sections, locker room and coach’s offices, ticket office, concessions, restrooms, turf and façade and stadium entrance.  The stadium has been under construction since spring of 2019. The new visitors seating was completed before last football season.

Andy Collier, director of student activities, said all of the construction will be completed by Friday except for a new façade on the back of the press box. Both entrances will also be open to fans.

The school will host a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at the Oct. 9 game against Del City. Collier said they planned to host the ceremony this Friday but pushed it back due to delays in construction.

Family of the late coach Jim Darnell plan to attend the dedication ceremony.

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