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Aledo ISD Trustees approve endzone seating

May 22, 2010 by Randy Keck

New thoroughfares dedicated

By Tony Eierdam
The Community News

From The Community News, April 23, 2010

New seating at Bearcat Stadium and new thoroughfare dedications at the high school were two agenda items discussed Monday night, April 19, at the Aledo ISD board of trustees regular meeting at the AISD administration building boardroom.

In an effort to help generate more revenue for the district, trustees approved to accept bids for end zone seating at Bearcat Stadium.

Approximately 800 seats will be added to the east side of the stadium to increase capacity to about 9,000. Aledo ISD superintendent Don Daniel said the main reason to add the seating is to attract more playoff games.

The funding to contract to build the new seating – which will cost in the neighborhood of $100,000 – will come from leftover bond money from the 2005 bond election.

“We were turned down for playoff games at our stadium last year,” Daniel said. “The reason given was not enough seats. We are hoping by adding 800 general admission end zone seats that we might be able to attract more playoff games.”

The extra seating will also allow more season tickets and single-game tickets to be sold on the home side, as the Bearcat Regiment will sit in the new end zone seating area. It will also allow the band easier access to the field for its halftime performances.

“Moving the band will also allow all of our fans the ability to see the band and hear the band better,” Daniel said.

Parker County judge Mark Riley and Freese & Nichols Inc. project engineer Chris Roscoe were present for the dedication of two thoroughfares that will be built on the high school and ninth grade center property.

Trustees approved the dedication of the thoroughfares Champions Drive and right-of-way entry Buchanan Drive. Champions Drive will connect the property to Bankhead Highway, while Buchanan Drive will be the right of way connecting the school property to Champions Drive.

“Parker County is proud to be part of Aledo ISD,” Riley said to the board. “We are honored to build a road (Champions Drive) to recognize Aledo ISD’s champions.”

Trustees also approved to accept bids for scheduled painting of McAnally Intermediate School and Stuard Elementary.

During superintendent reports, trustees jay stringer, Bobby Rigues, Manning Daniel reported on a visit to Sen. Wendy Davis’s office to discuss target revenue funding by the state.

The group reported it was a positive meeting and that Davis seemed concerned of the state of public school funding and its applications.

Comments

WASTE OF MONEY

May 28, 2010 by zxy312, 4 years 44 weeks ago
Comment: 23

Are you freaking kidding me?? They laid off 14 teachers and cut teachers pay by 5%, and now they want to spend 100k on endzone seating??? Is this a joke or are they just stupid??

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

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