Posted Date: 05/19/2020
With stadium projects at Rogers and Union, progress occurs during a pandemic
While distance learning was practiced and sports were canceled during the spring semester, there were no disruptions in two significant football projects: the construction of a new, $4.5 million football stadium at Will Rogers High School, and the $22.5 million renovation of Union’s football venue.
Because some might question the timing of facilities developments during a pandemic – during a time of rampant unemployment and economic crises – it should be noted again that these stadium projects are funded by voter-approved bond money.
The makeover of Union’s stadium began with the January demolition of the west-side structure (on the home side of the field).
It’s weird to be on the Union campus and see such a massive void, but workers are preparing the footprint for the development of a structure that will include two decks of seating, a strength-and-conditioning center, a facility for the wrestling program and a 40-yard-wide press box with luxury suites.