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RCSD students playing on big field

Posted at: 09/06/2013 7:28 PM
Updated at: 09/06/2013 7:37 PM





It's a chance for high school athletes to feel like a sports star. The Rochester City School District has teamed up with the city and the owners of Sahlen's Stadium to host fall sports events at the stadium. 
 
The new partnership kicked off Friday with the first soccer game at the stadium. So far, 27 games have been scheduled to be played on the professional turf. It'll give all of the city's high school soccer and football players a chance to play on the big field.
 
Restoring the city's sports programs has been a priority to Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and we heard from other school leaders too about what else this partnership means for the kids.
 
Carlos Cotto, Director of Athletics, Rochester City School District, said, "The goal here is really to balance our academics and these opportunities, use these opportunities to really strengthen the importance of athletics and giving students an experience that is the best experience possible when it comes to competition as a whole."
 
The district says it'll pay for the operating costs of the students using the stadium. That's expected to cost about $18,000.