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Aquinas, Central FB will continue to play home games at UW-L

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La Crosse, WISCONSIN  (WXOW)  The Friday night lights will continue to shine brightly on the Aquinas and Central football programs at Harring Stadium.

The two schools and UW-La Crosse entered into a 10-year deal for both to play their home games at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex.

The announcement coming Thursday.

Both Aquinas and Central have played their home games at UW-L for several decades with a few exceptions.

The key here is that the rental fee for use of the stadium will go from roughly $2,200 per game to $1,500.

UW-La Crosse will then absorb the difference.

It's a win-win for everyone involved.

"The kids establish their traditions. If it's something as simple as where they sit, how they cheer and how they do things. So it's nice to know they'll have a very familiar surrounding." said Central Activities Director Joe Beran.

"When we sat down with Josh and UW-L they realized they wanted us out here too. There's was a nice effort on their part to make it happen," said Aquinas Principal Ted Knutson.

"We're very pleased to continue that tradition. Our high schools have made this facility their home field for many years. We're excited to extend that," said UW-L Director of Athletics Josh Whitman.

Both Aquinas and Central have played their home games at UW-L for several decades.

Aquinas will host Central Friday night.

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