There was a battle of the bands to dedicate the stages within the venue. One band featured members of the Roosevelt teaching staff, including the principal, Bryan Wells, on bass guitar. There was also a student band which played Latin jazz.
The stable benefitted from a $130 million fund for Measure Q projects throughout the district. It will provide a place for student activities.
"We'll have all types of special events and recognition, opportunities here; we have outdoor rallies. Plus, it's a chance for the kids to hang out in a good, comfortable place that they can eat, have their friends with them, and be part of the high school experience," said Wells.
Also on Friday, one of the school's recent retirees was honored. A bronze plaque was presented, recognizing the dedication of Jack Chavoor for his service to the students and community of Roosevelt High School.