GGUSD Celebrates New Athletic Facility at Rancho Alamitos
- Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rancho Alamitos High School on August 1 to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic facility which features a nine-lane all-weather synthetic turf track and field.
Superintendent Gabriela Mafi welcomed hundreds of attendees including elected officials, Rancho Alamitos High School athletes, staff, alumni, and families to the event. Before cutting the ceremonial ribbon, Board Vice President Teri Rocco, whose trustee area includes Rancho Alamitos High School, delivered the keynote speech.
“This new modern track and field provides our athletes a spectacular setting to compete and win and I know they will,” Rocco said. “It is also a wonderful new setting for our outstanding Rancho Alamitos Marching Band and Color Guard to practice on as they prepare for an exciting season of competitions.”
Following the ceremonial ribbon cutting, Rocco and Trustee Lan Nguyen who also attended the ribbon cutting received certificates of recognition from several elected officials and posed for photos with hundreds of excited athletes.
The new track and field was funded in part by Measure P, a $311 million bond measure which received 76.3% approval from voters in 2016 and allowed the district to build 2 state-of-the-art athletic stadiums, including the Michael A. Monsoor Stadium at Garden Grove High School which opened in 2017 and the Stadium at Bolsa Grande High School which opened in 2019.