Field dedication ceremony at Fridley’s first home game

Fridley High School’s first home football game of the season on Friday, Sept. 14, will hold a special meaning for the community, as the night’s events will lead up to a dedication, naming the field after long-time coach Bob O’Neill.

According to information posted online, a reception with refreshments in the high school cafeteria begins at 5 p.m.; enter the high school through doors by main office. Afterwards, former players, cheerleaders and coaches who are attending the game will gather and form a  “gauntlet” for the players to run through as they come on the field for the start of the game.

Kick-off is at 7 p.m., Fridley vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s. At halftime, the O’Neill family, plus former players and coaches, will gather on the field for a dedication ceremony.

The Fridley High School’s homecoming football game is set for Friday, Sept. 28.

Info: 763-502-5000 (school office).