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The Pfield to be dedicated May 23

Event includes community pep rally, dedication ceremony, open house

The Pfield is the place to be on Tuesday, May 23, when Pflugerville ISD officially unveils and dedicates its 10,000-seat district stadium and celebrates with the community.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. when The Pfield’s gates will open, followed by a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. that will feature combined PfISD bands, choirs, drill teams, cheerleaders and more. After the ceremony, attendees can take a self-guided tour of the stadium.

“This event is for the entire PfISD community,” said Vernagene Mott, president of the PfISD Board of Trustees. “Not only will The Pfield be a showcase venue for PfISD athletics and performing arts, but it will also serve as a centerpiece of the community in so many ways.”

Parking for the dedication event will be on the home (west) side of the stadium. Attendees will be greeted by a combined drum line representing all four PfISD high schools – Pflugerville, Connally, Hendrickson and the soon-to-open Weiss High School.

“Our guests will be treated to the combined talents of our students at this event,” said acting Superintendent Gary Patterson. “Not only will our athletes be featured, but our bands, drill teams, color guards and choirs will be showcased. It is a coming-together of our entire district community to celebrate the opening of a first-class facility.”

The Pfield, which was named by the PfISD Board of Trustees in April 2016, is one of several new construction projects that are part of the $287 million bond package approved by voters in 2014. In addition to varsity football and soccer contests, the stadium will also host band competitions, serve as a potential UIL playoff venue, and be a site for other community events, such as this year’s Pfirecracker Pfestival on July 4.

The Pfield features a 7,000-square-foot field house with home and visitor locker rooms, coaching and athletic offices, and training rooms. It also includes three concession stands with picnic-style seating areas, ticket booths, restrooms, a large scoreboard with video capabilities, and a single-level press box for media, scouts, coaches, and private seating. On the home side, much of the seating has either built-in stadium seats or backrests. A team store on the ground level of the home side will sell merchandise from all four high schools before and during games.

According to Mott, The Pfield serves as a logical next step in a long history of academic, athletic and extracurricular excellence for which PfISD is known.

“It will be a place that matters, a place generating cherished memories as we witness and cheer profound student talents, a place where we as a community can gather, meet and greet one another and in unity grow stronger,” she said. “It is a place that upholds the heritage that the early Pflugerville settlers instilled more than 160 years ago.”