Even when the high school football season is over, the Birdville Independent School district’s new stadium complex attracts crowds day and night, seven days a week.
Rather than leaving the space beneath the home side seating open and unused, Birdville ISD decided to enclose that space and incorporate fine-arts and professional-development programs.
The home side COST PER SQ FT$92.27FEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation CentersSUB CATEGORYSpecialized six stories, and the second level is devoted entirely to the arts and meeting areas. Three adjoining conference rooms total more than 7,000 square feet and can be used as three separate meeting spaces, or as one space with a capacity of nearly 800. These spaces are organized along a main corridor that stretches the length of the complex.
A 2,700-square-foot black-box theater seats up to 100 and is equipped with the latest in stage lighting and sound systems. A press box occupies the fifth and sixth floors. The sixth floor houses media representatives and coaches, and the fifth floor contains a VIP booth with kitchenette that accommodates up to 40 guests.