New Stadium and Natatorium
The stadium is centered in the heart of the District and features a split, two-level Press Box and a spacious, mid-level concourse that provides a means of entrance and egress from any of the four flanking ticket booths. The spectator grandstands for both Home and Visitors are designed with a slight skew on both ends that give the facility a "bowl effect" for maximum viewing angles for each fan. Additionally, the grandstand seating structure is constructed with three different, yet slight, rise dimensions, again giving each spectator a closer, more intimate seat for viewing.The playing field is situated in a North/South direction slightly angled to the west to take advantage of the prevailing winds and sun angles for participants and is surfaced with the latest, state-of-the-art artificial turf with fully inlaid yard lines and markings. The grounds are modestly landscaped and controlled by a series of ornamental and chain link fences. The office complex is approximately 10,000 square feet and also accommodates a large Community Center that is utilized by the entire district for specialized functions. Both Home and Visitor sides have the use of two full-sized locker rooms that can be subdivided for large soccer tournaments as well as football events and have accommodating showers and dressing areas. Coaches and referees also enjoy separate offices located nearby and a central athletic training facility will also be in close proximity to the locker areas for full-district use. The stadium's split two-level press box is a comfortably-sized 6,000 square foot arrangement that houses a multi-use Community Center, offices, restrooms and full coaching and communication booths for game time events.
The stadium is anchored by the highest of ‘high-tech' scoreboard/message centers in the state of Texas. Modestly referred to as the Jumbotron, it stands over 40-feet tall with a 15-by-20-feet message center viewing screen that enables teams to show school spirit animations, local cable feeds and instant replay. The District partnered with a Methodist Hospital in a venture that included portions of the cost and advertising associated with the Jumbotron. The relationship is evident each time patrons arrive at the stadium as it is aptly named for this joint venture.
Total Construction: $20 Million