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Settling in for the long run

Eighty-four years after it was built, Hughes Stadium received a boost this past year with numerous changes made to the historic structure.

After Bond Measure M passed in 2008, the school spent $13 million on new additions and repairs.

With the new features, school admin­istrators reopened the doors to campus teams as well as high school football programs, such as those run by C. K. McClatchy High School and Christian Brothers High School.

“The high schools came back right away and played their home football games here. We anticipate that will continue,” said Mitch Campbell, City Col­lege’s athletic director and dean.

After the renovation, City College administrators bid on the California Interscholastic Federation State High School Football bowls. City College wasn’t awarded the bid, but Campbell said the process had a positive out­come, nonetheless.

“We got tremendous reviews and accolades from the CIF people that made the site visits, so I hope we will be in the mix for those games in the future,” said Campbell.

Previously, the United Soccer League Pro Division had pledged to bring a team to Sacramento by 2014. Although the league has decided against that move for now, school officials say they still believe it may be a possibility.

“We are still talking to the profes­sional soccer team about them potentially using Hughes, and we’re ready for oth­ers who think this will be a good fit for them,” said Campbell.
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Warren Smith, founder of Sacra­mento Professional Soccer, has entered into an “Exclusive Right to Negotiate” agreement with Sacramento City College about professional soccer matches held at Hughes Stadium, according to an online press release from the company.

The stadium’s football field also underwent a lot of change, with the inclusion of FieldTurf. This artificial turf is drastically different than the previ­ous field. When it rained in the past, for example, the football team, played on a mud-filled field, but that is no longer an issue, Campbell said.

Other changes include an all-weather track and a new field area for events such as high jump and shot put.

Ronnie Floyd, 19-year-old sprinter on the Panthers track and field team, said he’s thrilled that the team can participate in meets in its home stadium in front of its own fans.

“[I’m] very excited to have the track meets at home. [There’s] nothing like be­ing able to perform in front of your home crowd,” said Floyd, a social science major. “I love having the track back. It provides a different energy from last year.”

The stadium, likely, will stay packed with the return of high school football games, track and field meets, but college officials said the crowded schedule is a benefit.

“It’s been fantastic. I can’t say enough good things about it,” said Campbell.

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