By DR. DAVID DAVIS
Photos by Lloyd Hendricks
The Alvin ISD Board of Trustees voted to name the new football stadium “Freedom Field.”
Located at Iowa Colony Boulevard and County Road 65 in the Meridiana development, the $41.4 million structure is slated to open in the summer of 2018.
The artificial turf stadium will hold a seating capacity of 10,250 with the ability to expand to 12,000 in the future, if needed, while also offering a parking space for every four seats in the stadium.
“With the growth and future development of Alvin ISD, a stadium of this size and capacity is going to be essential for serving those UIL programs like football, soccer and band that need a 21st century stadium,” said Patrick Miller, Alvin ISD’s associate superintendent of student learning environment. “The 4 to 1 parking space ratio is also a good quantity that exceeds most stadiums.”
The stadium wasn’t the only structure that received a new name at the board meeting. The athletic complex, which includes a field house, athletic offices and locker rooms will be called the Alvin ISD Heritage Complex, while the 500-seat alumni center’s new name of Liberty Alumni Hall was approved and the field house will be called Legacy House.
Construction is also nearly complete on Phase 1 of improvements to Alvin Memorial Stadium, which features a newly built press box and upgrades in lighting.