"Come Sept. 20, we’re going to cut the ribbon on a beautiful new facility that not only will be something for athletics, but our marching band will have the opportunity to have something that they can participate in and also the Special Olympics will have its rightful home," Runey said.
The ceremony will come at Attleboro High's first home football game against Dartmouth. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. and the game will be at 7 p.m. Should rain interfere, both the game and the ceremony will be moved to Saturday, Sept. 21.
Runey announced the plans for a ribbon cutting ceremony while thanking the public for donations received for the construction of the field. In total, $600,000 was collected in private donations for a concession stand equipped with restrooms. Of the donations, LG Balfour provided $300,000 and the NFL provided $200,000. The city provided $3.65 million.
"It truly is a situation where a community has rallied behind a project," Runey said.