After a long wait, North High welcomes fans to a new football stadium

School is back and that means Friday night football games in the state of Minnesota are back too.

The pandemic prevented fans from cheering on their favorite teams in person last year, and there’s a spot on the subway where fans are ready to come back in style.

After a season no one could see, Minneapolis Public Schools athletic director Kale Severson began to prepare Hobbs Athletic Field for a big start he couldn’t get a year ago.

The North High School football stadium has undergone a comprehensive $ 7 million renovation, including new turf, a new eight-lane track, improved stands and for the first time, live lights at time for the 2020 season.

As it prepares to open to the public, they are very proud that after 130 years they no longer need to bring a portable toilet.

“We are perhaps the most enthusiastic community about these bathrooms,” Severson said.

What these public debuts, however, really represent is the pride they have in how far they have come. Ten years ago, the Polars did not win a single match. But, steadily improving over the past five years, they’ve lost just four.

“Most important or what excites me the most is that the kids from this lower Minneapolis community are coming back to our community school,” added Severson.

“It’s the pride of the north side, it’s for everyone,” Severson concludes.

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