ARCHIVE OF GGHS STADIUM INFORMATION
In 1958, a stadium was built at Garden Grove High School with a six-lane dirt track and mix of wood and aluminum bleachers. While a name had not been officially set for the stadium, Garden Grove High School Argonauts and Fans call the venue “Jason Field”.
PLANS FOR A NEW STADIUM
In 2015, a meeting composed of representatives from the City of Garden Grove, Garden Grove Unified School District, Garden Grove High School, and Garden Grove High School Alumni Association met regarding a proposal to name the Football Stadium after hero Michael A. Monsoor, a 1999 GGHS graduate and posthumous Medal of Honor recipient.
Along with the renaming, plans were being developed and formalized for a new Garden Grove High School stadium beginning in Fall 2017.
STADIUM PHASE 1 (2016): PRESENTATION
TUE MARCH 1: GGUSD PUBLIC HEARING
The GGUSD’s Governing Board held a “Public Hearing” on Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 7PM at GGUSD Office to determine if it is in the best interest of the District to rename the current stadium to Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium at the GGHS site.
THU MARCH 3: GGUSD PRESS RELEASE
Garden Grove Unified School District released a “Press Release” on Thursday March 3, 2016 to the community regarding “New Stadium at Garden Grove High School Being Named in Honor of Michael A. Monsoor, 1999 Graduate and Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient”.
TUE MARCH 15: GGHS ARCHITECTURAL PLAN PRESENTATION
Garden Grove Unified School District and Garden Grove High School revealed plans to dedicate the facility in memory of the late U.S. Navy SEAL to the Monsoor family on Tuesday March 15, 2016 at 5PM at Garden Grove High School.
“As proposed, Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium will be a 3,500-seat athletic facility boasting such state-of-the-art amenities as a nine-lane synthetic track, natural turf field, energy-efficient lighting, LED scoreboard, and well-appointed press box. Other features consist of a new concession stand, new visitor and home restrooms and ticket booths, and storage area.”
* Stadium information courtesy of Garden Grove Unified School District’s Press Release to Garden Grove High School Alumni Association.
STADIUM PHASE 2 (2017): CONSTRUCTION
“Construction started in Winter 2017 with completion projected for Fall 2017. It will replace the current stadium at Garden Grove High School built in 1958 with its six-lane dirt track and mix of wood and aluminum.”
STADIUM PHASE 3 (2017): DEDICATION
The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education will host a Dedication Ceremony of the new Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium on Friday September 8, 2017 at 6PM at Garden Grove High School.
“The event will help kick off football season, showcase the new state-of-the-art stadium to the community, and honor the memory of Michael A. Monsoor, a 1999 Garden Grove High School graduate and posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient. Tickets for the Stadium Dedication are $8 and include the football game of Grove vs. Woodbridge following the ceremony.”
3/11/16 – GGHS Argolog
3/15/16 – CBS Local
3/15/16 – OC Register
3/30/16 – GGHS Argolog