San Angelo Stadium

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San Angelo Stadium
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Location 1919 Knickerbocker
San Angelo, Tx 76904
Coordinates 31°25′50″N 100°27′37″W / 31.43056°N 100.46028°W / 31.43056; -100.46028Coordinates: 31°25′50″N 100°27′37″W / 31.43056°N 100.46028°W / 31.43056; -100.46028
Broke ground 1956
Opened Sept. 28, 1956
Owner San Angelo ISD
Operator San Angelo ISD
Surface Safe Play Plus Artificial Turf
Construction cost $12 million
Capacity 17,500
Tenants
San Angelo Central High School Bobcats
San Angelo Lakeview High School Chiefs

San Angelo Stadium is a stadium in San Angelo, Texas. Built in 1956 it holds 17,500 people, and is primarily used for American football. It is home to the San Angelo Central Bobcats and the San Angelo Lakeview Chiefs. It is the fourth largest stadium used for high school football in Texas.[1] From its construction in 1956 through 2014 it was also the home field for Angelo State University. In March 2014 the university announced it would be upgrading its existing on campus stadium and moving all home games to that location[2]

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The stadium was built in 1956, expanded in 1963, and underwent major renovations in 2005. Photographs of the stadium were featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as an outstanding example of modern engineering[3]

In December 2008 the school board approved a new 7 million dollar field house to replace the original deteriorated facility. The new field house will include five locker rooms. One for Central High School and two more for Lakeview High School and visitors. The new addition will also provide space for a new weight room, training room, and multiple coaches offices.[4]

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