Detroit — For the first time in six years, the Cody High School Comets played a home game on their own turf Friday as Hope Field was dedicated, capping a $5.5 million project to upgrade the school, two other classroom facilities and surrounding neighborhoods.

Officials from the school and Life Remodeled, a nonprofit that spearheaded the transformation effort, led a tour of the refurbished building before the Comets’ game against the Ford High School Trojans.

Life Remodeled mobilized hundreds of volunteers for a six-day blitz in August that included major renovations at Cody, light facelifts at Mann and Henderson elementary schools and cleanup work on more than 100 surrounding blocks.

Projects at Cody included a new roof, electrical repairs, landscaping, new science and medical labs and the new football field, a synthetic-turf facility built with $1 million donated by the Skillman Foundation and other contributors.

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