Stadium Project: Proviso East High School (Illinois)

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Proviso East High School was known as Proviso High School until the late 50’s when the district split into Proviso East and Proviso West.

School officials dedicated the current stadium on October 3, 1934. It was built at a cost of $80,000 with the home stands seating 2,000 fans.

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The highlight of the dedication was an exhibition game between the National Football League’s Chicago Cardinals and the local Maywood Athletic Club.

Proviso’s most well-known football player is Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke, who began playing as a freshman, but poor grades derailed the second part of his freshman season and all of his sophomore year. He finally returned to the gridiron for his final two years, playing quarterback on offense and safety on defense.

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