LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - For the first time since the school was founded in 1956, DeSales High School will have a home athletic field to call its own in 2016.
“This project will evoke a heightened sense of Colt pride as we finally have a home field advantage,” said DeSales president Doug Strothman at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
The stadium will be the home for the Colts baseball, football and soccer teams.
Over the years, DeSales have played their “home” games at Iroquois, Fairdale and Doss among other schools. The new stadium, part of a six million dollar renovation project at the school, is a dream come true for current and former students.
One former student, three time Super Bowl champion Bubba Paris, was on hand to help celebrate the project.
“I’m so proud of the fact that this DeSales community has said to themselves that we have played outstanding football and we’re developing character…and one thing we needed was a home,” said Paris, who graduated from DeSales in 1978.
Construction on the new stadium is set to begin at the end of this football season. The Colts hope is after the first weekend in December, when they could be battling for their third straight 2A title.