Fawcett Stadium: Canton, Ohio
Fawcett officially was dedicated in 1938, seating 15,000, and was the largest high school football stadium in the country at the time. It was built by the Works Progress Administration at a cost of $500,000. It seats 22,400 today.
It's literally a Hall of Fame stadium: It is located next to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and since 1962 has been the site of the annual preseason Hall of Fame Game that pits NFL teams against each other. When $4.3 million in improvements were made in 1997, it was renamed to include the words Pro Football Hall of Fame Field.
Those improvements included state-of-the-art field turf, new locker rooms, a new scoreboard with graphics display screen, new lighting, new sound system, new electrical services, structural repairs, vinyl caps for all wooden seats and a renovated press box.
Five years later the Sporting News named Fawcett Stadium the No. 1 high school football venue in the country.
Presently it is the home field for McKinley (Canton, Ohio)
and Timken (Canton, Ohio)
, as well as Walsh University and Malone University. Several other prep teams also have used it as a home field over the years. Three state championship games also are played there every year as well.