Jacksonville ISD

Jacksonville's Historic Stadium

Located at the end of Commerce Street on Austin Street in the heart of downtown Jacksonville,  we are proud of the Historic Downtown Tomato Bowl.  One of the last remaining downtown stadiums in Texas, the Tomato Bowl has a rich 75 year long history.  Built during 1930's through the WPA program, the entire stadium is surrounded by rock walls and was built with area rock and local labor.  She is home to Fighting Indians football and soccer teams, and boast of many players who spent Friday nights inside her rock walls that have continued their careers in college and in professional level sports. The "Flaming J" is lit prior to home football games  signifying the burning spirit of JHS and has been touted as one of the top ten high school traditions Texas. Tribe Pride is clearly evident in downtown Jacksonville.