A first look at KISD’s second stadium was presented at the July 20 board of trustees meeting. HKS principal architect Mark Vander Voort presented the initial elevation drawings which included an open concourse design, field house, mezzanine level below the press box and service pods with concession stands and elevator and stair access.
The $58 million stadium will be built adjacent to the existing Rhodes Stadium at 1733 Katy Fort Bend Road. A functional land bridge will connect the facilities to provide pedestrian-friendly access. Vander Voort said traffic engineers analyzed traffic patterns at the existing stadium and designed a loop for authorized vehicles and a drop off loop that will minimize pedestrian cross-traffic in the parking areas.
The stadiums will operate in a staggered fashion to maximize parking, he said.
Three themes were incorporated into the design, Vander Voort said. The stadium was designed to be high performance, provide the highest level of safety and security, and it will be flexible and sharable across the entire community.
The site and infrastructure packages will be presented to the board for approval during the September meetings. The budget package will be presented for approval in November with estimated project completion in March 2017.
Katy City Council
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.
910 Avenue C, Katy
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 28.
6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy