Vikings' new complex readies for ribbon cutting

Finishing touches are going in at the newly renovated $12-million La Jolla High School Athletic Complex, in advance of the ribbon-cutting set to take place before the Vikings’ Homecoming football game, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 against Serra High School at Gene Edwards Stadium, on campus at 750 Nautilus St. 

The athletic complex includes new home-and-visitor plazas, entry gates, bleachers, a press box, concession buildings, restrooms, weight rooms, tennis plaza, boys locker room and additional storage space; and the replacement of the synthetic turf field and resurfacing of the running track. 

As part of the upgrade, the red-and-black-painted cement bleachers are being power washed and the paint stripped. They will not be re-painted so they stay cooler in the sun.

The Homecoming festivities will also include an “opening ceremony” for the tennis pavilion, at which legendary teams and coaches will be recognized; and the induction of the Coaching Wall of Honor, for which some 30 former coaches are expected to attend. sandi.net/ljhs

High School Homecomings

La Jolla Country Day School takes on Francis Parker School, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at home on the 9490 Genesee Ave. campus. The Torreys go into the game with an overall 4-1 record against the 1-5 Francis Parker Lancers. ljcds.org

Calling its homecoming game, Bish Bowl, The Bishop’s School defeated Santa Fe Christian, Sept. 30, 21-0. During the Oct. 14-16 weekend, Bishop’s will host a different kind of Homecoming, when former Knights gather for Alumni Weekend: bishops.com/page/alumni

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