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RENOVATION OF JOHN KASSEN STADIUM

Postby Pigskin Swammy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:00 pm

SPRUCING UP THE PLACE
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Postby Pigskin Swammy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:58 am

BLACK END ZONES After seeing Iowa Parks stadium at the Albany /Muesnster game we knew we wanted this color scheme
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Postby ComancheAlumni06 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:29 pm

Very nice!

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Postby hardrockers » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:24 pm

Nice. Been waiting for you guys to do this.

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Postby Goodknight » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:18 pm

Nice! I've seen some real battles on that old grass field when John Kassen was coach. We had to stand along the cable when the stands filled up! I think I still prefer grass!!

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Postby Razorback » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:43 pm

Looks GREAT!!! I bet it will really be nice when finished!
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Postby Cottontop » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:53 am

Does look great. Hellas is a great company also.

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Postby Cottontop » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:23 am

Swammy, what is the time frame? Is it gonna be done on time for football?

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Postby Pigskin Swammy » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:53 am

Cottontop wrote:Swammy, what is the time frame? Is it gonna be done on time for football?


Contract say August 8th on the field (Hellas) & .. Bleachers & pressbox ( Southern Bleachers out of Graham). However we ran into so soil stabilization issues & that has been pushed back another 5 days. The concession & bathroom should be ready around the 14th also. That should work just about right for us going into second week of two a days
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Postby Goodknight » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:39 am

All right Swammy, did ya'll strike oil over there in the VV school district? Not many 2a schools with a turf field like that. Windthorst has one, perhaps at least partially financed by all the wind turbines in the area. There are some wind turbines in Cooke County around Muenster. Perhaps they'll be next. Beautiful stadium in honor of a great coach. Good luck to the Eagles.

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Postby Pigskin Swammy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:57 pm

we are fortunate
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Postby Pigskin Swammy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:03 pm

Pigskin Swammy wrote:
Goodknight wrote:All right Swammy, did ya'll strike oil over there in the VV school district? Not many 2a schools with a turf field like that. Windthorst has one, perhaps at least partially financed by all the wind turbines in the area. There are some wind turbines in Cooke County around Muenster. Perhaps they'll be next. Beautiful stadium in honor of a great coach. Good luck to the Eagles.



we are very very fortunate
we have a very supportive community
We have an excellent Superintendent who knows finances!! we were actually able to drop our M&O tax rate this year by 2 cents
no bond money was required

again we are very fortunate.. We have have had enough kids move here in the last 6 months because of this field , facilities, or program in general to pay for it. We prolly had 15 athletes move here in the last 6 months that will more than pay for this field at 10k per year in funding.


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Postby Windthorstfan » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:54 pm

Goodknight wrote:Not many 2a schools with a turf field like that. Windthorst has one, perhaps at least partially financed by all the wind turbines in the area.

No wind turbines in Windthorst ISD. It's my understanding we are a poor school district when it comes to taxation. Cotton knows more about it than I do.

Found my post on the old board from Jan of 2010

The school board has been saving the ISD's pennies for a while. This all started because they wanted to build to track for our students. The bulk of the expense incurred is for the track. The football field is losing it's crest so there would have been expense to make improvements. It cost about twice as much to put the turf field down than to do the earth moving needed. The turf is guaranteed for 8 years and typically lasts 12 years before needing replaced. They are putting in a lighting system that will make the track available to the community 24/7 unless of course there are school activities taking place. In my opinion the best part of this is taxes will not be raised, no bonds to be issued. The fund that is funding this project is comprised of 70% State money and 30% tax money. This project will still leave a healthy balance in the fund since the school board has been frugal and diligent in their spending.

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Postby Cottontop » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:14 am

I think there are 3 or 4 turbines in our district. The bulk of them are in Archer and Midway school districts. That shows you how small WISD is.

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Postby Pigskin Swammy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:01 pm

today they were suppose to start laying the turf down!!!! NOT

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Postby Windthorstfan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:45 pm

That's going to put them behind schedule!!!

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Postby Bonecrusher » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Good drainage test for the field.
Seriously though, hope it doesn't set ya'll back too much.

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Postby Razorback » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:00 pm

Turf floats right LOL
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Postby Pigskin Swammy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:51 am

Razorback wrote:Turf floats right LOL


yes sir it just might with over 7 inches in two days


they re packed base yesterday along with staging the brock padding & turf... They were delivering in dump trucks this morning the medium to be used in the turf grass. Today they should make progress in laying the field
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LOOKING TOWARDS VISITORS SIDE & PRESS BOX.
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Postby Razorback » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:42 pm

That is gonna be nice!!
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