Monday marks one year since Philip Lutzenkirchen, one of Auburn's best, died in a tragic car accident, and his former high school has decided to honor him in a special way.
Lassiter High in Marietta, Ga., was given the go ahead to install a new turf field and name it after Lutzenkirchen on Thursday. The Cobb County School Board voted unanimously.
The project will be fully funded by the Lutzie 43 Foundation, which was started by his family, AL.com reported. It's estimated cost is $332,431.68.
The official name of the new stadium will be "Lutzie 43 Field" and is set to be in place before the 2015 season begins this fall.