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ERIC Number: EJ798748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Winning Ways
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v78 n4 p42-44 Dec 2005
In September, Abington High School's Galloping Ghosts took the field for the first time in the new Schwarzman Stadium, and the suburban community north of Philadelphia embraced the high school football experience as if it were a small town in Texas. Crowds have been filling the 3,500 seats regularly. Whether it is a modest facility in a suburban school district or a massive structure on a state university campus, a sports stadium can have a profound effect on an educational institution. A prominent sports facility can help give an identity to and raise the stature of a school. A stadium can be a source of pride that unifies students and school supporters. A well-designed facility can help recruit students, and generate revenue to support athletics and other programs. Schools looking to enhance their athletic facilities should begin by looking at the school's philosophy. Some schools have an athletic tradition and instantly recognizable facilities that can be enhanced, and others are looking to build or renovate their facilities so they can establish an appealing identity that will raise the school's profile.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania