Renamed Laney Excessive College Soccer Stadium

Laney High School Stadium (Photo: WWAY)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – The New Hanover County Board of Education has decided to rename the Laney High School football stadium.

The new name will be Buccaneer Stadium.

52% of respondents to a community poll said they would like the stadium to be named after a former soccer coach, but the board decided not to name it after anyone, as per guidelines.

The stadium was previously named after retired assistant principal and former Laney High School principal Dr. Rick Holliday, named.

In April 2021, the board voted to remove Holliday’s name from the stadium after a petition garnered more than 4,000 signatures.

The organizers of the petition accused Holliday of ignoring complaints about sex crimes by teachers against students. Holliday has denied these claims.

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