At our February Board meeting, architect Ray Mow presented a concept drawing for a potential stadium project that combines new construction with renovation of the existing Phil Pugh stadium to bring North Mason a first-class stadium facility in a cost-effective manner.
This approach is advantageous for the district in a number of ways.
- It takes advantage of existing infrastructure to bring down the cost of a new stadium
- Combining new construction with some renovation, allows us to complete a project that will meet our needs for years to come
- It allows us to plan for future cost saving by controlling the potential cost of maintaining turf fields (two will be less than three).
- It also allows us to fill and reseed the Centrex field (when the portables and Boys and Girls Club have moved) to develop a flexible use grass field, available for both school and community use.
We believe we can develop a cost effective, first class project that meets the needs of the district and the community, ensuring that our student athletes have the facilities they deserve, while enhancing community access to field and play space.
At this time, we have engaged the Facilities Advisory Committee in this discussion and we have shared with the Board an initial concept. We hope to share more detailed plans soon. Stay tuned!
Stadium Conceptual Site Plan (Draft)
Mason County Life Article - March 2017