High school to name new field after Auburn's Philip Lutzenkirchen

Written By Allie Davison
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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. 

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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. 

 

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