The MDHS Stadium Committee's Rebuild For Our Kids & Community

The Mount Dora High School Stadium has been a place for families & students to come together since 1962. It is time to renovate and truly make it “Someplace Special” for our community to enjoy!

Rendering of the new Mount Dora High School stadium.
Rendering of the new Mount Dora High School stadium.
Visitors each year
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Funds raised so far
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MDHS Stadium Improvement fundraising thermometer
Our Plan

We Can Improve The Stadium With Your Help

We have already updated the field with new grass and rerouted the drainage to improve the safety of our students and athletes. We need to remodel buildings and resurface the track to complete our renovations. With your help, our community bowl can be restored for our wonderful students & their families.

Rendering of the new Mount Dora High School football field turf.
Rendering of the new Mount Dora High School stadium track.
Rendering of the new Mount Dora High School stadium.

The School Board, County, and City can only help financially in certain areas and cannot fund the complete renovation needed. The bowl has only received temporary fixes and we need alumni, businesses, and families who care about our school and community to help support this important & necessary community project.

Mount Dora High School Stadium Improvement Committee plan item marked complete.
Complete: The Lake County School Board donated $250,000 to install new grass on the field and reroute the drainage for improved student safety.
Mount Dora High School Stadium Improvement Committee plan item not yet complete.
Remainder of Phase 1: Remodel buildings (press box, concession stand, paint bleachers, etc). Approximate cost is $1.5 million.
Mount Dora High School Stadium Improvement Committee plan item not yet complete.
Phase 2: Resurface track (bring up to regulation) for student safety. Approximate cost is $1.5 million.
About MDHS Stadium

A Community Bowl Since 1962

The stadium and field at Mount Dora High School has seen some of the greatest times of student’s lives for more than 60 years. From football games, cheerleading, soccer games, track and field meets, graduation ceremonies, school assemblies, PE classes, charity events, and more.

The Mount Dora Community Trust agreed to set up a fund under their umbrella for this renovation project, at the request of the Stadium Committee. This 501(c)(3) tax deductible philanthropic project is known as “The MDHS Stadium Improvement Fund”. They are not charging fees for this project.


If the overall goal is not met, we will be doing all we can to repair the facility. However, the plan is to continue fundraising until we can follow through with all phases.

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Newspaper clipping showing a diagram of the proposed Mount Dora Community Bowl.
How To HElp

Ways to get involved

Make a Contribution

Donate now or Submit a pledge

Cash contributions of any size are appreciated for this important and necessary project. All cash donations are tax deductible.

Donate now or pledge your support

purchase an engraved brick

Purchase an engraved brick with a phrase of your choice to be displayed at the new MDHS Stadium upon completion.

Download order form

buy our alumni cookbook

Filled with delicious recipes from MDHS alumni, all proceeds from our cookbook go towards the MDHS field and Stadium Improvement Project fund.

Purchase cookbook here

attend a fundraising event

Throughout the year, we have various fundraising events at a number of restaurants and activity spaces. Part of the proceeds will go towards our fund!

Go to our Events page

become one of our sponsors

By providing a business or elite sponsorship, you will receive exclusive perks and have your logo featured on our site!

Download Sponsor Benefits flyer


Robert Bowie's memoir, "A Roast for Coach Dan Spear", starts out as a roast for Mount Dora football coach Dan Spear, but ends up a book about life in Smalltown, America.

Purchase Memoir here
Our sponsors

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

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