The Crosby Cougars football team will soon have some fancy new digs for their fans. The renovations to Cougars Stadium is set to be completed sometime in early September.
Funded by the passage of a May 2013 bond, the renovations that are providing seating for 5,000 fans of Cougar Nation is technically way ahead of schedule.
“We were not supposed to get to begin construction on the new home side to Cougar Stadium for a couple of years,” said Crosby Superintendent Dr. Keith Moore. “Because of the amount of growth in the Crosby Community our tax base grew faster than expected and we were able to fund the stadium project 2 years earlier than expected.”
The new home side as it should be will provide a substantial advantage for Crosby and perks worthy of a team that came within a game of winning the state title last season. Of the 5,000 seats on the home side, 1,020 are painted red, reserved seats with armrest, cup holders and seat backs. One of key decisions made in the renovation project according to Dr. Moore was to sacrifice 500 seats so that the packed house on Friday nights could have more legroom. More legroom and not having to stare into the setting sun will provide a more pleasant experience for Crosby fans.
There will be brand new concessions and restrooms as well as wifi throughout the stadium on the home side to include the brand new two-story 4,000 square foot press box. Some things will not be finished in time for the home opener include the press box, decorative metal siding around the stadium and concession stands. Overall the renovations will add an additional 3,900 seats.
Crosby Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jeff Riordan is excited about having the renovations completed.
“It’s been exciting to watch this structure go up,” said Riordan. “It will be fun to see those stands filled with our fans. They give us an energy that can’t be explained.”
The Cougars will open on the road in Nederland this Friday night before christening the new and improved Cougars Stadium Angleton on September 4, 2015.
Written by: Lou Roesch