MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – High school football is coming back to Miami Beach Senior High School following a $2.4 million renovation of the Hi Tides’ field.

Miami Beach Flamingo Park’s Memorial Field, owned and operated by the City of Miami Beach, will celebrate kickoff Friday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.

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The marching band and cheerleaders will open the game in front of students, school leaders, the football team and fans.

“We are very excited for the students, school and the community. School spirit elevates around sports and our team finally has the home crowd to cheer them on,” said Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales, a Miami Beach High School alumnus in a press release. “With the improvements to the field and amenities, we can, now, continue to make memories here.”

The improvements were managed by the Miami Beach Capital Improvement Projects Office. Renovations were done on the bleacher building, press box, restrooms and concession stand in compliance with ADA standards; the installation of artificial turf and field drainage to accommodate football and soccer games; and a new eight-lane running track surfaced with material that is guaranteed to also withstand bicycles and rollerblades.

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Following the ceremony, the Miami Beach Senior High football team will play their home opener vs. North Miami Senior High.

The entrance to the game is on 12th Street and Michigan Avenue.

Five dollars ($5) admission must be purchased at the gate to attend both events.

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All proceeds to benefit Miami Beach Senior High School.