Anna ISD—Coyote Stadium Renovation
Architect: WRA Architects
Total renovation of stadium for growing rural community. New Press Box with elevator and open-air covered video deck. Press Box has separate viewing rooms for Home and Visitor coaches, timer/announcer, radio/press, and two spectator rooms for dignitaries and event hosting. Concessions was enlarged. New field events components; additional parking (artificial field turf, and track are recent and remain). Stadium lighting has web-based control and mobile app; coaches control/monitor stadium lights.
This being the most visible large structure in town, the District wanted to openly embrace the spirited culture of Texas high school football, making the new stadium appear both iconic and state-of-the-art, a public destination that would be a source of pride for the growing community, and competitive envy from its neighbors. Designed to enhance the spectator experience, the stadium can now serve more people with a technology-rich facility enlarged to seat 5,100 guests. Includes a new Press Box.
To reduce cost, an interlocal agreement between District and City allowed additional stadium parking at adjacent City park. Cost-effective HVAC includes a modified split system with single condensing unit, multiple zones, individual controls at the different Press Box rooms, and is connected to District’s computerized Energy Management System. Stadium lighting/electronics package includes web-based control with mobile app enabling coaches to control/monitor stadium lights from their own device.
The totally renovated facility is now equipped with numerous Sustainability features making its operation highly energy-efficient and cost effective. High efficiency stadium lighting with web-based control and monitoring; a high efficiency HVAC system provides the optimum between cost effectiveness and individual room control; multi-purpose facilities open the facility to many community groups; and durable materials and finishes. Many other features enhance spectator experience and well-being.
As the only large athletic stadium in this small but growing rural town, this is a primary public destination and events facility for multiple groups all across the community. These improvements equip the stadium to serve more people with facilities and technology that are improved, expanded, and modernized. Interlocal agreement between District and City allowed additional parking on adjacent City park site. New, larger public entrances to stadium, enlarged Concessions, new public Restrooms.
District and architect collaborated closely in planning major renovations and additions to this community’s most visible structure. Coordinating an interlocal District-City agreement provided space for additional stadium parking on the adjacent City Park. The planning committee, wanting the various rooms in the Press Box to have individual control of air/temperature, chose a modified split HVAC system. This being the town’s major public venue, the planning process included various stakeholders.
As the only large athletic stadium in this small but growing rural town, this is a primary public destination and events facility for multiple groups all across the community. These improvements equip the stadium to now serve more people with facilities and technology that are improved, expanded, and modernized. The new stadium lights/sound systems include internet-based controls with mobile apps enabling the coaches to personally monitor and control the lights remotely from their own device.
Star of Distinction Category Winner