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Throwback Tulsa: One year ago today, Will Rogers unveils new $4.5 million stadium
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Throwback Tulsa: One year ago today, Will Rogers unveils new $4.5 million stadium

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One year ago today, a 50-foot ribbon was unfurled and the Will Rogers Ropers players and coaches ran through it shortly before kickoff of their game against the East Central Cardinals, ending an 81-year wait.

Not since the former Will Rogers High School was established at 3909 E. Fifth Place in 1939 had the Ropers had a football home to call their own. That all changed Sept. 24 when the $4.5 million facility was finally unveiled.

The original opening against Nathan Hale, scheduled for Sept. 4, had to be pushed back when the Rangers were quarantined over coronavirus issues.

East Central won 57-24, sending the Ropers to their 41st consecutive loss.

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