By Gary Lloyd
The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved the name of the new football stadium and field.
Once it’s constructed, the new high school football stadium will be called Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. The field will be called Husky Field.
School board member Danny Garrett said Trussville City Council members, Athletics Director Karen Johns, students and parents were polled about a new name.
“More people were happy with this,” Garrett said.
Johns suggested at a May 6 meeting that the field be named for Mayor Gene Melton. She hopes Melton will be recognized at the new stadium in some way.
“He’s done a whole lot for the schools,” Johns said.
Jack Wood Stadium has been in place on Parkway Drive in Trussville since 1949. It’s named for former Hewitt-Trussville football coach Jack Wood, who coached the Huskies from 1983-2001. He compiled a 141-78 record in his 19 years at Hewitt-Trussville.
Trussville City Board of Education President Bill Roberts said the stadium needed an identifiable name and one that will fit for “many, many, many years.”
The 2013 high school football season will be the last in Jack Wood Stadium. The new stadium is expected to be open for the 2014 high school football season.
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