*Editor's note: This story originally ran Oct. 18, 2012 and has been re-dated for July 25, 2014. No content was changed.
On Aug. 7, we revealed 10 high school football stadiums to see before you die
. But it didn't take us long to realize that we could find 10 more, with some help from reader comments on the first edition.
Once again we looked from coast to coast and asked all around, looking for those special 10 spots that you absolutely must go see. And we've got a great variety once again.
So take a little trip with us, and be sure to click on the link in each slide (except two) that takes you to even more photos. Furthermore, leave comments if we're missing any. Maybe there will be another list of 10 in the near future....
Lahainaluna High: Lahaina, Hawaii
Lahainaluna (Lahaina, Hawaii)
is still in the process of completing its new sports complex, but its
football field already presents a breathtaking view of the Pacific
The school is located in the West Maui region and is
isolated from the rest of the island by the West Maui Mountains. It was
founded by missionaries in 1831 as a seminary to train native Hawaiian
men as teachers. It's often referred to as the oldest school west of the
Mississippi and has the state's only public-school boarding program.
Athletic Director Scott Soldwisch pointed out, "The most unique thing is that
it's cut into the side of the West Maui Mountains overlooking the
Pacific Ocean. It's a very beautiful view. The sun will be going down
over the Pacific during the JV game."
Though the Lunas have a
rich football tradition, they were without a home field for many years,
having to travel as far as 25 miles one way at times. They were able to
play two home games in both 2010 and 2011 and are playing a bigger schedule
By the 2013 season, Soldwisch said the seating will
be expanded from 1,500 to 3,000, and a press box and concession stands
will be added to complete the facility. Considering the view from the field, all that other stuff is just icing on the cake.More photos of Lahainaluna's field