Next mega-stadium for high school football belongs to Katy (Texas) at cost of $58 million is a partner of USA TODAY High School Sports

Katy (Texas) provided the public a glimpse into its future $58 million football stadium recently.

Officials released renderings showing views from around the venue, which will seat 12,000 people; in 2013, voters rejected plans to build a $69.5 million stadium capable of hosting 14,000 fans.

The new facility is the centerpiece of a $748 million school bond package that voters agreed to last November.

According to the project milestone schedule, substantial completion of the new stadium and its surrounding components is set for March 2017.

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Upon completion, it will be the district’s second stadium. Jack Rhodes Memorial, a 9,768-seat multipurpose facility, has played host to the district’s seven football teams since 1981. The venue will help alleviate scheduling conflicts and will serve as a home stadium for Katy ISD teams.

Some highlights:

  • Design plans show the new stadium situated on a 58-acre tract north of Rhodes.
  • Two-story press box
  • Several training room
  • Jumbotron
  • Field house that is drawn to occupy 12,000 square feet of the complex.
  • The second floor will remain empty for future expansion and will include space for a high school football hall of fame.

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