Used Daytona 500 seats for new stadium saves Miamisburg $750K

Seats from the new Holland Field at Miamisburg High School came from the Daytona Motor Speedway. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)
Seats from the new Holland Field at Miamisburg High School came from the Daytona Motor Speedway. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) — Miamisburg High School will become one of the first schools in the state to feature a stadium that is composed entirely of chairback seats.

Before they were installed in Holland Field — they once watched some of NASCAR’s greatest races.

“They came from Daytona Motor Speedway on the backstretch of the speedway,” Miamisburg Athletic Director Jason Osborne said.

The seats came at a cost of less than $500,000.

“We were contacted by a sales rep from a company called Bleacher Builders that deals with used bleachers,” he said.

The stadium has 5,000 seats which were refurbished after the backstretch of the Daytona International Speedway was demolished.

“They’re going to be used more than they were used at the motor speedway,” he added, “We’re going to host football, lacrosse, some soccer, band competitions.”

The field will host its first football game on Friday against Wayne High School. Already–school officials are excited for the game, and the field’s debut.

“It’s going to be an electrifying atmosphere. There’s going to be I don’t know how many people here,” Steve Channell, Head Coach of the Miamisburg High School football team said.

Osborne says the new field offers great views no matter where you are.

“I’ve been on the visitors side, the home side, I’ve been in the corners, down low, there’s not a bad seat in the house,”

Operation Football will broadcast live starting at 5 p.m. Friday from the field, and will have highlights on Operation Football at 10 & 11.

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