Woodforest Bank Stadium and Conroe ISD Natatorium
Woodforest Bank Stadium and Conroe ISD NatatoriumShenandoah, Texas 2011
Featuring a synthetic turf field sized for both football and soccer, Woodforest Bank Stadium has a capacity of 10,000 spectators — 5,250 home fans and 4,750 away fans. Concessions stands and restroom facilities are located on each side.
Consisting of a 65-meter long-course competitive pool for swimming and diving, the natatorium has a capacity of 1,000 spectators. The two facilities share dressing spaces, as well as a 3,300-space parking lot.
Inside the natatorium, bowed wood glulam beams provide a visually pleasing and warm aesthetic element, while also serving as a non-corrosive structural component. The interior color scheme is neutral in order to incorporate graphics of all 10 Conroe ISD high schools that compete in this district facility.
The complex is located near a retail development that has an established exterior color scheme and level of intricate brick detail, which helped dictate how similar colors, textures and brick design would be incorporated into the stadium and natatorium. The facility is visible from an adjacent major interstate, increasing the importance of colors, graphics and architecture in complementing existing surroundings.
Project DetailsArchitect: PBK; Houston, Texas
Construction Cost: $38.7 million
Square Feet: 10,000
Occupancy: August 2008
Bleachers: Southern Bleacher Co
Bleachers/Grandstands: Southern Bleacher Co
Bulkheads: Recreation Supply Co. Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: US Filter Stranco Products
Cleaners/Vacuums: Recreonics Inc.
Dehumidifiers: Seresco Technologies Inc.
Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.
Dryers: Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp
Flooring, Fitness Center: Tuflex Rubber Flooring
Football Goal Posts: Triman Tele-Goal Inc.
Gutters: Kinematics Ltd.
Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Ladders/Grab Bars: KDI-Paragon
Lane Markers: Adolph Kiefer and Associates
Lighting: GE Sports Lighting Systems
Lighting: SPI Truss Lighting System
Lockers: ASI Storage Solutions Inc.
Lockers: Lenox Locker Co. Inc.
Sanitization Systems: Chem-Tainer
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Santana Products Inc.
Sports Surfaces: FieldTurf
Starting Blocks: KDI-Paragon
Washers: Alliance Laundry Systems LLC