MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools student athletes, district leaders and community members will come together Friday to cut the ribbons at the rebuilt South Stadium and renovated Custer Stadium.
The new football and soccer fields are part of district-wide efforts to expand athletic programs, tied to MPS’ eight “Big Ideas” to improve student success.
Ribbon-cutting events are set for:
• Approximately 5:30 p.m. during halftime of the 4:30 p.m. football game between Rufus King International High School and North Division High School at Custer Stadium, immediately southwest of MPS’ Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education, 5075 N. Sherman Boulevard, Milwaukee 53209
• Approximately 7 p.m. during halftime of the 6 p.m. football game between Pulaski High School and South Division High School at South Stadium, adjacent to MPS’ Hayes Bilingual School, 971 W. Windlake Avenue, Milwaukee 53204
Admission is free to the 4:30 p.m. game at Custer Stadium and to the 6 p.m. game at South Stadium to staff and students with valid identification and to those wearing clothing showing school logos and colors.
Custer Stadium is home for the football programs at Rufus King International High School, James Madison Academic Campus, North Division High School, Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education, Samuel Morse John Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented MS & HS and Washington High School of Information Technology. South Stadium is home for the football programs at Bay View High School, Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade High School andSouth Division High School. Each stadium is also home field for a number of soccer teams.