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PREP FOOTBALL '98 / COUNTY STADIUMS : A Guide to Where Football is Played in Orange County

September 08, 1998

1. Aliso Niguel High School, Wolverine Stadium

2800 Terrace View, Aliso Niguel

Directions: Interstate 5 to Alicia Parkway. South to Aliso Creek Road. Aliso Creek Road. Turn to Terrace View. Turn east and follow to Deerhurst. Stadium on right.

Parking: School lot and surrounding streets

Capacity: 2,675

Who plays there: Aliso Niguel

Noteworthy: County's newest stadium was opened in 1994.

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2. Bolsa Grande High School

9401 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove

Directions: Garden Grove Freeway to Brookhurst Avenue. South to Westminster Avenue. Turn west. On corner of Deodora Drive and Westminster.

Parking: Lots behind home side; next-door Garden Grove Park and surrounding streets

Capacity: 5,000

Who plays there: Bolsa Grande, La Quinta, Pacifica and Rancho Alamitos

Noteworthy: Two speed soccer arenas are adjacent to football stadium's west gate. All three clearly visible from Garden Grove Freeway.

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3. Brea Olinda High School

789 Wildcat Way, Brea

Directions: Orange Freeway to Lambert Road. East on Lambert to Wildcat Way. North on Wildcat Way. Stadium behind school on left.

Parking: School lot and surrounding streets

Capacity: 2,000

Who plays there: Brea Olinda, Orange Lutheran

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4. Buena Park High School, Spaulding Stadium

Magnolia Avenue and Academy Drive, Buena Park

Directions: Santa Ana or Riverside Freeway to Magnolia Avenue. North to Orangethrope Aveneue. School on west side of the street.

Parking: School lot and surrounding streets

Capacity: 3,800

Who plays there: Buena Park, Sunny Hills

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5. Cal State Fullerton, Titan Stadium

800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton

Directions: Orange Freeway to Yorba Linda Blvd. West on Yorba Linda. College and stadium on left.

Parking: Stadium lot is on corner of Yorba Linda and State College.

Who plays there: Servite, Mater Dei, Orange Lutheran

Noteworthy: University's Division I-A football team played only one year in the stadium, built in 1992, before the program was dropped. Titan soccer teams play there.

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6. Capistrano Valley High School, Cougar Stadium

26301 Via Escolar, Mission Viejo

Directions: Interstate 5 to Avery Parkway. Avery east to Marguerite Parkway. South on Marguerite. Left on Via Escolar. School and stadium on left.

Parking: School lot and surrounding streets

Capacity: 2,900

Who plays there: Capistrano Valley, St. Margaret's

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7. Dana Hills High School, Walt Spencer Stadium

33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point

Directions: PCH to Golden Lantern Street. North on Golden Lantern to corner of Stonehill Drive; stadium on west side of school.

Parking: School lot and surrounding streets

Capacity: 2,000

Who plays there: Dana Hills

Noteworthy: Named after school's first principal; built in 1984; paid for with bingo funds.

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8. El Modena High School, Fred Kelly Stadium

3920 Spring St., Orange

Directions: Costa Mesa Freeway to Chapman Avenue. East on Chapman to Prospect Street. North on Prospect to Spring Street. School and stadium on right.

Parking: School lot or shopping centers and streets adjacent to stadium

Capacity: 7,500

Who plays there: Canyon, El Modena, Orange, Villa Park

Noteworthy: Stadium is named after star athlete who was an Olympic gold medalist in track in 1912.

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9. Fullerton High School, Fullerton District Stadium

201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton

Directions: Riverside Freeway to Lemon Street. North to Chapman Avenue. Stadium on corner of Lemon and Berkeley Avenue.

Parking: School lot or across Lemon at Fullerton College

Capacity: 6,700

Who plays there: Fullerton, Troy

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10. Garden Grove High School, Grove Stadium

11271 Stanford, Garden Grove

Directions: Garden Grove Freeway to Euclid Street. North to Lampson Avenue. Stadium on right.

Parking: School lot or surrounding streets

Capacity: 5,000

Who plays there: Garden Grove, Los Amigos, Santiago

Noteworthy: One of only two lighted football fields in the seven-school Garden Grove Unified School District; other is at Bolsa Grande High.

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11. Glover Stadium

La Palma Park, corner of Harbor Boulevard and La Palma Avenue, Anaheim

Directions: Riverside Freeway to Harbor Boulevard. South to La Palma Avenue. East on La Palma. Stadium in La Palma Park on the corner of Harbor, La Palma and Anaheim Boulevard.

Parking: In park; public lot across Anaheim Boulevard; on surrounding streets

Capacity: 9,500

Who plays there: Anaheim, Katella, Loara, Magnolia, Savanna, Heritage Christian

Noteworthy: Named after Dick Glover, a coach and athletic director at Anaheim High in the 1940s and '50s and district physical education coordinator. He was instrumental in getting stadium built.

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12. Hare School Park

Chapman Avenue between Magnolia Avenue and Loraleen Street, Garden Grove

Directions: Garden Grove Freeway to Magnolia Avenue. North to Chapman Avenue. East on Chapman. Park on right.

Who plays there: Liberty Christian (eight-man football)

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13. Huntington Beach High School, Sheue Field

1905 Main St., Huntington Beach

Directions: San Diego Freeway to Beach Boulevard. South to Yorktown Avenue. East on Yorktown to Main Street. South on Main, across from Huntington Beach City Hall.

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