Bruce Canova Stadium

AHS fight song, published in 1956 yearbook
The AHS fight song, published in the 1956 yearbook
Opening night at AHS' new stadium, 1962
Opening night at Auburndale Stadium; fall 1962

Bruce Canova Stadium, formerly known as the Auburndale Citrus Bowl, opened for the fall 1962 football season.  Prior to this Connie Mack Field on Highway 92 was used.  The Student Council scrapbook for 1977 featured an article discussing proposed changes to the stadium which would have included another set of permanent seating on the visitors’ side, including restrooms.  This never came to pass.  The stadium was named for Bruce Canova, a former Auburndale city manager, in November 1982.  The stadium has seen relatively little work in its 50+ years of existence, with the addition of a freestanding concession stand in 2010.  The playing field was renamed for former longtime head football coach Joe Parrish on May 17, 2019.








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