$10.1 million Fullerton Union High football stadium to be christened Sept. 22 – Orange County Register

Taped to a whiteboard inside Gus Martinez’s office – next to a picture of Fullerton Union High’s first football team and two gold-painted footballs awarded to the school by the NFL for alumni who have played in a Super Bowl – are the renderings of a new football stadium, with lush artificial turf, a new track and new bleachers.

A stone’s throw away, those renderings have come to life.

Fullerton Union on Friday, Sept. 22, will play its first football game on the school’s new field – funded by the $175 million school improvement bond measure Fullerton Joint Union High School District voters approved in 2014.

“It’s even better than I expected,” said Martinez, a coach at the school for 25 years. “You hope it’s like the ones you see everywhere else, but when you get it at your own place, it’s even better.

“The district did a great job.”

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