Humble ISD officials broke ground Dec. 9 on a roughly $9.7 million project to renovate the district’s historic Charles Street Stadium.

The stadium—located at 341 Charles St., Humble—opened in 1942 as Humble Stadium and served as the main playing field for Charles Bender High School for 23 years before Turner Stadium was built in 1965. Charles Street Stadium is used as the main venue for Humble High School’s sub-varsity football teams and all of the district's soccer teams.

Renovations include the installation of a turf field; the demolition and rebuilding of the concession stand, ticket booth, restrooms and maintenance facilities; the addition of a new field house with locker rooms, meeting rooms and a conference room; and the construction of a new press box. Additionally, the motto “Impossible is Un-American,” which was first displayed on the original Humble High School building in 1918, will be added to the stadium’s new exterior south wall.

District officials noted the project, which is being funded through a 2018 bond, is planned for completion in spring 2022.