Stadium Lighting


Stadium Lighting
The Need to Protect Players and Spectators with State-of-the-Art Lights

Check back frequently for updates on this project.

Jesuit High School is currently in the process of developing the stadium improvement project which focuses on state-of-the-art no trespass and Dark-Sky Certified lighting. A project of this size requires significant exploration and research before it can be implemented. This process also includes working with local officials, the appropriate Sacramento County planning offices, and Community Advisory Councils. A final project date is still to be determined, but pending approval, it is expected to be no sooner than Spring 2024.

Jesuit is committed to serving our community as we advance our mission both in the educational setting and in being a good neighbor and will make a concerted effort to keep all informed and engaged as this process continues. 

At-a-glance Lighting overview one sheet

Event Barry Gym

Stadium Lighting Update and Discussion
An invitation to learn about ongoing efforts with our principal and president

Principal Wood and I invite you to join us in the Welcome Center to discuss Jesuit’s ongoing efforts to bring permanent lighting to Marauder Stadium.  The county process for a use amendment is moving along, and I suspect some of you would like to know more about where we are in that process.  Stop by for a brief update and also learn ways that you can help support us in that endeavor.

You may also visit the webpage to stay informed about this project. 

Thank you for your support – Go, Big Red!


Fall 2023 Stadium Lighting Update

Jesuit High School is continuing through the County of Sacramento planning process for a Use Permit Amendment to install permanent state-of-the-art lights in Marauder Stadium.


Jesuit Stadium Lighting Permitting Process Begins
Dark-Sky Certified Lights to Provide Safe Environment for Players and Spectators

To protect players and spectators and make the best use of school facilities, Jesuit High School has applied to the County of Sacramento seeking approval for a Use Permit Amendment to install state-of-the-art lights in the stadium. The need for lighting has become increasingly evident due to the extreme late summer and fall heat, particularly for football, causing stadium conditions that present significant health risks for players, event participants, and spectators.

The proposed lighting technology eliminates light trespass and has been reviewed and certified by the International Dark-Sky Association to respect neighboring residents. Moreover, with an emphasis on moving our home football games to Friday nights, away from competing weekend daytime campus activities, will relieve traffic and reduce parking intrusion into the surrounding neighborhoods.