There is a reason that Friday Night Lights continues to be such a popular franchise. The movie spawned a renewed interest in high school football broadcasts, and the television series ran for five seasons.
Ratliff Stadium in Friday Night Lights Movie
Of course, Periman was the school portrayed in the ever-popular movie Friday Night Lights. Both schools are home to some of the most prestigious football programs in all of West Texas. Games are even on television in the Odessa and Midland areas.
The Ector County Independent School District owns the property, and they have gotten great use out of the high school football stadium.
The typical capacity is just below 18,000, but standing room tickets increase the total to 19,500.
In addition to its high school football duties, the stadium is also home to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and playoff games, state championships, and track and field events are hosted there as well.
It is a shame that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away the traditional feel of high school football.
When it is safe to do so, everyone should get the chance to take in a game at one of the most decadent high school stadiums in the entire United States.