CCS Has New Soccer/Football Stadium

Football Home Opener - 5 Weeks Away

Friday, July 26, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

"Our new soccer/football stadium means a lot to everyone here at CCS ... It says our programs (soccer & football) are worth the community's attention."

 -- CCS football coach Barry Loyal

 

It's quite amazing. 

In seven years, Chattanooga Christian has gone from no football program to a $4.5 million, state-of-the art on-campus football/soccer complex which rivals any other facility in 2A (and maybe higher) in Tennessee.

Five weeks from tonight, the curtain goes up as the Chargers host nearby rival Lookout Valley on Aug. 30 in the first football game in the new facility.

The CCS girls' soccer team will christen the new facility on Aug. 20 with a home match against D-II state runner-up GPS. 

"Our players are excited about the new stadium as is our entire community," stated CCS girls soccer coach Cal Sneller.

Seating shows 1,500-1,700 on the home side and 750 for the visitors connected by a beautiful tree-line and curved grass embankment at the north end.

"Our new soccer/football stadium means a lot to everyone here at CCS," said fifth year football coach Barry Loyal.

"It says our programs (soccer & football) are worth the communities attention."

But more than a football/soccer complex, CCS has a multi-layered master plan which includes a fitness center with weight and locker rooms.

"The stadium and other facilities in the master plan will help bind together various sports programs and our student body," Loyal said.

A pair of seniors ready for their fourth year on the varsity see the new stadium as an important step for the football program.

"Our new stadium will create excitement for the school," said senior safety Tucker Youngblood.

"For the five seniors on the team, having a new stadium gives us a little extra incentive to do something special this season," said wide receiver Austin Mansell.

CCS Home Openers

Aug. 20 - Girls Soccer vs. GPS

Aug. 30 - Football vs. Lookout Valley 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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