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Katy ISD trustees give nod to second football stadium

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:00 am

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has given the green light to a second football stadium to be built slightly north of Rhodes Stadium on district-owned property. 

The KISD trustees unanimously approved PBK Architects for design services for the proposed construction of a 12,000-seat stadium. PKB will receive a fee equaling six percent of the stadium's final construction costs. The project will be covered by $7.3 million set aside for architectural fees in 2010's $459.7 million bond package.

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  • Enough posted at 12:23 pm on Tue, Sep 17, 2013.

    Enough Posts: 2

    Priorities are wrong in Katy, Texas, and across the nation. We already have the highest school taxes in the state. The comment that it will not raise taxes just means that older bonds that would have been paid off will be replaced by new revenue bonds. The money is mis-spent. We need to take care of our teachers first and then our other academic needs. The tax payers should not be further burdened by this over emphasis on sport. Kids need to be prepared to go on to a life where such importance is not placed on something that will soon pass away.

    Katy could meet all of the scheduling needs for up to 8 high schools with Thursday, Friday, Sat AM and Sat PM games. There are plenty of Friday nights for Homecomings. The arguements for this stadium are lame and promoted by a "brain dead" board of trustees who don't have independent personal convictions about anything - just go with the flow.

     
  • philg123 posted at 5:24 am on Mon, Jul 22, 2013.

    philg123 Posts: 1

    Noticed that they waited for Katyland to be expanded to 4 lane before floating the idea. Real nice of them to fill it up with as much traffic as it will hold. [wink]

    When you look at typical voter turn out, I think we have enough voters on the north side of I-10 to sink the plan with just a little effort.

     
  • ntnkt posted at 12:39 pm on Wed, Jul 10, 2013.

    ntnkt Posts: 1

    So the KISD Chief Architect advised that a "suitable" site would need to be 72-75 acres, yet the Board ignored that recommendation and selected a 58 acre site next to an existing stadium in a location that was poorly planned to begin with? Brilliant! I agree with isolab328 - "Traffic is going to be a NIGHTMARE"!!! The "District" individuals who made this decision no doubt live on the south side of I-10 and clearly did not want the inconvenience or the headache in their neighborhood.

     
  • isolab328 posted at 3:45 pm on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    isolab328 Posts: 1

    Wow... what a HORRIBLE idea. What is going to happen when there are two games being played at the same time? Traffic is going to be a NIGHTMARE!!! Since the majority of the Katy residents now reside south of I-10, maybe they should've put it there?!?!

     

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