Ground breaking for Spring ISD's $38M stadium set for Saturday, Sept. 8

Plans for the Spring ISD stadium were revealed late last year, and ground breaking is this weekend.

Plans for the Spring ISD stadium were revealed late last year, and ground breaking is this weekend.

When Spring ISD voters passed a $330 million bond referendum in 2016, one of the major items was a districtwide $38 million stadium located off Cypresswood Drive to replace the district's existing 50-year-old Leonard George Stadium at Spring High School. Ground breaking for the new venue will take place this Saturday.

Architectural plans for the stadium were revealed at a board meeting late last year, and the SISD board of trustees discussed plans last month for a veterans memorial at the stadium site.

The ceremony this Saturday begins at 9:30 a.m. at 23802 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.

Speakers at the event, which also includes entertainment and appearances by student athletes, will be SISD Superintendent Rodney Watson, board President Rhonda Newhouse and Westfield High School graduate Tony Ugoh, an NFL Super Bowl champion, according to an SISD news release.

“This stadium was made possible by voters who turned out to support our Bond 2016, so we are very excited to be able to share this milestone with the entire Spring ISD community,” Watson said in the release. “We’re looking forward to this facility serving our district and community for generations to come.”

Here are some key things to know about the stadium, according to SISD:

  • It is built on a 117-acre piece of land off Cypresswood Drive and south of Burchett Elementary School.

  • The stadium features turf field and seating for 8,000 people.

  • A 19,650-square-foot field house includes locker rooms and athletic offices.

  • A 6,300-square-foot community room in the field house includes seating for 300.

The stadium is expected to open in 2019, according to district officials.

Parking for the Saturday event is limited, and a shuttle bus will be provided from Bailey Middle School, 3377 James Leo Drive, Spring, beginning at 8:45 a.m., according to SISD.

Editor's note: The stadium capacity was originally listed as 8,500, but that number was corrected by the school district on Sept. 6.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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