VLK Announces the Opening of Katy ISD's Legacy Stadium
KATY, TX VLK Architects announces the grand opening of Katy ISD's new Legacy Stadium and Mike Johnston field. The dedication ceremony was held and the Katy community, school board, and administrators came out to celebrate this new, iconic 12,000 seat facility. A component of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Student Activities Complex, the new Legacy Stadium, is expected to set a new standard of K-12 athletics design.
The name, "Legacy Stadium," was approved by the school board in March to honor the rich history and legacy of Katy ISD and the field, named after former Katy High School football coach, Mike Johnston, honors the legacy Coach Johnston set for Katy High as he led the Tigers to three state championship wins during his coaching tenure. The facility was designed with the hope that more legacies are forged in this new, innovative athletic complex.
Designed by Dallas, Texas, -based HKS Inc. with Fort Worth-based VLK Architects as associate architect, the goal of the project was to help create a design that upheld the unity of Katy ISD, was one of a kind, and would benefit the Katy community for generations to come.
Legacy Stadium will offer a venue for more than just football. Located north of the existing Rhodes Stadium, the two facilities will function in tandem as part of an overall master plan to accommodate a variety of events including sports and fine arts competitions for the district's 10 high schools. The new Legacy Stadium will also include a two-story press box, training rooms, and a 12,000 square feet field house with spaces for police officers, paramedics, and coaches. An elevated concourse will allow spectators to see the field while waiting in line for concessions and a limited-access loop drive will provide for easy drop-off and pickup.