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First City Series crowd about 2,500; gates in front are not open

By izzy Published: September 28, 2009

The first City Series football game between North and Kenmore played the University of Akron's  InfoCision Stadium at Summa Field drew an estimated crowd of 2,500, according Joe Howard, program manager of interscholastic sports for Akron Public Schools.

Some fans groused about gates at the facilities not being open underneath the scoreboard by the parking lot on Exchange Street. Gates are open on the north side next to the Louis and Frieda Stile Athletic Field House. There is also parking available next to the field house. 

"We told the schools that those gates would not be open. It costs us more to do that," Howard said.

Howard said that if there are indications that there would be a big crowd, such as at a big game like Garfield and Buchtel, APS might be willing to open the gates.



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