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.

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.

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:

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