El Paso High’s Jones Stadium was named one of the 10 high school stadiums to see before you die.
The list was compiled by the popular nationwide high school sports website Maxpreps.com.
Jones came in at No. 3, and was highlighted for its history — the article includes that General Pershing rode his horse into the stadium to celebrate the end of World War I — and breathtaking views of the Franklin Mountains and Juárez.
The article states that the 12,000-seat structure was the first major concrete stadium in the country. Jones is one of three Stadiums in Texas to make the list. The others are the new facility in Allen, Texas and Odessa’s famed Ratliff Stadium.
On a personal note, I have covered high school football across the state of Texas and been to more than 100 stadiums. I’ve also been to stadiums in Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Mexico and Louisiana and would say Jones stands up to or is better than any of those. There's a unique sense of history at Jones that spans almost 100 years. The views are spectacular and second to none. It's a great place to watch football.