St. Augustine High School will play its first ever game at Zephyr Field on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m.
The St. Aug vs. Holy Cross game is part of an agreement between Zephyrs officials and the Catholic League of New Orleans. All six members of the New Orleans Catholic League will play at least one game at Zephyr Field this year. The agreement was launched on Friday, September 23 when John Curtis served as the home team in a game against Brother Martin.
Playoff games are also a possibility at the facility, which has seating for 10,000. The football configuration will stretch end zone-to-end zone from the left field wall to the first base line. Hospitality areas, including luxury suites and the Metairie Bank Home Run Porch in left field, will be available for rental.
“It’s two things,” said Cookie Rojas, Zephyr’s General Manager. “One, we want to be a good community partner. We listened, they told us they need a field to play and there’s a shortage of fields down here. So we saw it as an opportunity to provide kids a place to play and an opportunity to introduce new fans who haven’t been to the park in years. I mean, any business person, you’re in the operation of generating revenue. This is an opportunity for us to utilize the venue for an additional revenue generating event.”
Rojas promises better food choices than most people are used to at high school football games and more comfortable seats.
He calls it a win-win for both Zephyr Field and the Catholic League.
For more information and hospitality inquiries, contact the Zephyrs at (504) 734-5155.