A packed house and picture-perfect weather framed the night for the re-dedication of St. Rita High School’s Doyle Stadium on the South Side of Chicago at 77th and Western Avenue on Friday, September 26th. Over 30 Augustinian Friars attended St. Rita’s homecoming football game vs. Providence Catholic High School. The Friars, along with Larry Doyle and family, St. Rita President Ernie Mrozek, and representatives from all St. Rita’s sports teams and clubs participated in the re-dedication of Doyle Stadium, including a pre-game Holy Water Blessing of the new turf field.
Eleven years ago, St. Rita High School was the first Chicago-area high school to install a new-generation turf field. This year, with the help of generous donors, they become the first Chicago-area high school to replace the field with the same updated turf that the Indianapolis Colts use on their home field.