Sports facilities, auditorium modernized

DONALD WASH AUDITORIUM at Garden Grove High has been extensively remodeled, including a new entrance area. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Aug. 17 (Orange County Tribune photo).

Changes to athletic and other facilities at high schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District are coming, some of them within a month.

According to Abby Milone, public information officer for the GGUSD, the new football stadium at Garden Grove High – named after Medal of Honor winner Michael Monsoor – will have a dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.

The facility, which serves as the home stadium for Garden Grove, Los Amigos and Santiago high schools, replaces a 60-year-old edifice. The new stadium will seat 3,500 people and have a new artificial turf surface, press box and concession stand.

Construction of the concession stand displaces three tennis courts, so GGHS will receive three new tennis courts and four refurbished courts.

As part of the seismic refit program at Pacifica High, the tennis courts there will be relocated; eight new ones will be built.

At Santiago and Rancho Alamitos high schools, there will be a complete replacement of the gymnasium floors and bleachers.

Additionally, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. at the renovated Donald Wash Auditorium on the GGHS campus.

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