Union to commemorate stadium complex, fine arts building with $1 admission at first football game

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Source: Union Public Schools

Union Public Schools will commemorate the completion of its football stadium complex and fine arts building during a special celebration at the first football game of the season on Friday, Aug. 26, beginning at 7 p.m. 

During the halftime program, dignitaries will be recognized, culminating in fireworks at the close of the Union vs. Westmoore game. As part of the celebration, $1 single admission tickets will be available for purchase as a thank-you to Union families and fans for their support of the updated complex, the new home of the Union Redhawks.

“We are so pleased with the completion of the Union Football Stadium complex that we can’t wait to share it with students, families and patrons,” said Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler. “It truly is one of the best multi-purpose facilities in the state with the potential to go well beyond athletic events. We envision it being used as a concert or movie venue, or for large church gatherings. 

"This month also marks the completion of the new Fine Arts Building, capping off the north end of the stadium, which will house the Renegade Regiment marching band. Our students deserve the very best, and we greatly appreciate the generosity of Union families and patrons in helping us to pass district bond issues.”

One-dollar admission tickets will be available for online purchase beginning Aug. 19 at 7 a.m. at https://gofan.co/app/events/664212?schoolId=OK13172. Tickets are also available for in-person advance purchase at the U-Wear Store, 6836 S. Mingo Road, beginning Aug. 22, during normal business hours (see store hours below) or they may be purchased at the door on game day beginning at 5:30 p.m.:

Monday, Aug. 22: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 24: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, August 26: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Demolition of the previous 43-year-old structure’s west side began in January 2020, and new construction started almost immediately. 

Phase I of the new stadium was completed in August 2021. Phase II includes the installation of a 35’ x 55’ 10 mm video display manufactured by Watchfire Signs, installed on the façade of the new Fine Arts Building. The original stadium was built in 1976 and the first football game was played in it on Sept. 24, 1976.

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