Naming the Football Field
Most modern football stadiums have a unique name that refers to their history or some fact about the city it’s in. In professional football, stadiums are often named after a sponsor or famous person. The Dixon High School football stadium has yet to be named and the school board has now chosen to tackle the problem.
Right now, proposals for the name of the Dixon High School football stadium are being accepted. Names can be submitted by anyone as long as they include their reasoning for why their name should be chosen.
There is a specific site-naming committee in the school board for matters concerning the naming of buildings and stadiums. The committee consists of at least five members, including one administrator, a staff member, one student and a member of the community. Any proposals for potential names for the stadium must be submitted to the committee. The committee will base their decision on the following criteria from dhsrams.com:
a. Places and Features (geographic location, nearby street, schools, natural features).
b. Historic Sites.
c. Descriptive Name.
d. People who have provided notable service to the school district and have retired or left the services of the district or who have played or will play a major part in creating/ funding the facility or leading school district programs.
e. No school district-owned facility should be named after a currently seated or currently appointed official.
f. Contribution/donation of land or resources shall not constitute an obligation, but may be a consideration, by the district to name the land or facility, or any portion thereof, after an individual, family or organization.
g. Names associated with tobacco or alcohol or other drugs will not be considered.
The deadline to submit any proposals is on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4 pm. If you are interested in submitting a potential name for the stadium, you must mail or deliver your proposal to Dixon High School. Hopefully by the 28th, our football stadium will have a name of its own.