Stadium Project – Red Grange Field at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School (Illinois)

Red Grange high school football field

While Harold “Red” Grange was born in Pennsylvania, he became a legend in Wheaton, Illinois. He earned 16 varsity letters playing football, baseball, basketball and being a part of the track and field team for Wheaton High School.

Grange did not play on the field at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School that carries his name. Instead, Grange and his teammates actually played on a field nicknamed “The Orchard” because it was an open patch of grass surrounded by apple trees.

Red Grange Stadium

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