Katy ISD officials donned football helmets and overturned some dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony for its second football stadium Feb. 5.

“Why do we need a stadium,” KISD Superintendent Alton Frailey asked a crowd at the ceremony. “Because folks are moving to Katy in droves.”

Katy ISD officials broke ground on its second football stadium in a ceremony Feb. 5.

Katy ISD officials broke ground on its second football stadium in a ceremony Feb. 5. Bethany Knipp

KISD officials plan to complete the $57 million stadium before the start of the 2017 football season. The stadium will have an estimated 12,000 seats as well as space for the athletic department and other administrative purposes.

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The opening of the new Katy City Hall has been delayed after construction materials and interior doors were unable to be delivered on time, officials said.

“We’re not going to make that April 22 open house,” said City Administrator Byron Hebert. “It’s a small delay. We don’t have an exact [opening] date yet.”

Hebert said materials for the building’s roof as well as multiple interior fireproof doors are unavailable for delivery due to being on back order.

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