Grady Stadium

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Grady Stadium
Grady
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Location Monroe Drive & 10 St. Atlanta, GA 30309
Opened 1948
Closed Open
Demolished N/A
Owner Atlanta Public Schools
Operator Atlanta Public Schools
Surface Grass
Architect Richard Aeck
Capacity 6500
Tenants
Atlanta Public Schools

Grady Stadium is an Atlanta Public School football stadium located in Midtown Atlanta, south of Piedmont Park. The stadium is one of two stadiums owned and managed by the Atlanta Public School (APS) system. It is the only high school stadium in APS that is located on the campus of a high school. The stadium was used as a training site for athletes during the 1996 Olympic Games, and occasionally hosts public practices for the Atlanta Falcons. Grady stadium was designed by Richard Aeck, and is considered a masterpiece of modern engineering expression.[1] For the fall of 2009, Grady stadium was closed due to renovation. All games were played at Lakewood Stadium and the Georgia Dome. The renovation was completed during Summer of 2010. A new running track and synthetic turf field was installed. The synthetic turf is FieldTurf. FieldTurf is also installed at Lakewood Stadium, the Georgia Dome and many other high profile sports facilities worldwide.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Georgia Encyclopedia: Richard Aeck (1912-1996)
  2. ^ http://midtownatlanta.org/Files/MidtownAtlanta/2008/MeetingNotes_26Sept08.pdf

Seating capacity 6500