CARLSBAD — On the afternoon of March 11, the new Home bleacher section overlooking the new Swede Krcmar Field at Carlsbad High School was a resplendent sea of Lancer purple and gold as the Carlsbad Unified School District board of trustees, district superintendent, Carlsbad High School principal and ASB leaders cut the ribbon celebrating the debut of the long-anticipated stadium.
The stadium is part of a massive renovation currently under way at the school, which opened in 1958. It is funded primarily by the Proposition P bond program approved by Carlsbad citizens in 2006.
The ceremony featured performances by the Carlsbad High Band, varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders, Excalibur and Lancer Dancers and the presentation of the school sports teams that will use the field. The stadium also will be the site of the June 2010 Carlsbad High School graduation.
Board of Trustees President Mark Tanner thanked guests. “The old stadium lasted for more than 50 years,” he said. “Your children and your grandkids will be playing on this field for the next 50 years.”
District Superintendent John A. Roach previewed the upcoming five new classroom buildings and other modernization elements of the campus-wide renovation expected to be completed in 2011.
“I am really proud of what we as a community are doing for Carlsbad,” he said.