STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO
Mustang Stadium is getting a new ground-level look as crews start work June 3.
Marble Falls Independent School District has contracted with Paragon Sports to rebuild the track and install new turf at the high school stadium at a cost of $944,0282. The cost is part of a bond that voters approved last November.
MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen wants to get the project rolling as soon as possible after the last official event at the stadium, graduation on May 31. The plan is to complete the work by the beginning of fall football training camp, which starts August 5.
The field will include an e-layer, or elastic layer, between the ground and turf that “significantly reduces impact and significantly reduces the chance for impact injury,” Allen said.
Paragon has worked on facilities for Frisco, Lake Travis, and Hays school districts.
The new track will be gray with purple lines marking the lanes. Crews will also install a second pole vault pit and an additional running lane.
Allen said staff in the district’s Central Office as well as football, soccer, and track coaches and band directors were asked to give their input on the turf and track.
“We wanted to make sure it would be appropriate for all things that we do,” Allen said.
The varsity opens the 2019 season at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive, against Fischer Canyon Lake. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 30.