Monroe High School, Stadium

Monroe, North Carolina

To accommodate its growing athletic program, Union County Public Schools decided to renovate and expand the Monroe High School stadium. This 10,000-square-foot complex includes a new synthetic-turf athletic field; auxiliary fieldhouse, including a wrestling practice facility; dressing and shower areas; and office areas. Two new concession buildings ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,200FEATURED IN2009 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation food preparation, public toilets, a new ticket office and support spaces.

The design responds to the district’s interest in water conservation and provides a new school image. The synthetic turf enhances water conservation and reduces water needs. Bio-cells were incorporated to aid in water filtration and stormwater control. The stadium is used for football, soccer, track and field, and many other events. The eight-lane track is the only one in Union County that can host both regional and local events.

The "Community Hall of Fame" was developed to memorialize athletes that continued their careers professionally, and highlight team accomplishments and outstanding individuals. The interior expresses the character and identity of the school with the school mascot and colors.