Clio Area School District recently passed its first school millage bond in 47 years. As part of that millage, the Clio community will soon be able to walk into a newly renovated Pride Stadium with even more… uh….pride! The fan experience at the Mustang’s high school’s athletic campus will be significantly improved for both the home and visitors with more accommodating amenities. A new turf field will be striped for soccer and football and branded with the Mustang logo. The field will provide a safer playing surface for the teams and be much less maintenance intensive. Power, data, and water connections at the sidelines will provide convenience for each team. Power will be provided to a future new scoreboard.
The existing sidewalk leading to the stadium will add some landscaping to provide a more appropriate promenade from the high school. A new stadium entrance features new ornamental gates, a new ticket booth, and branded graphics on the face of the new stadium buildings. A goal of the project was to create an iconic space that the community could enjoy for all of the field sports. The new design configures the new buildings in a ‘J’ shape to create a plaza where the Mustang community can gather and generate spirit for the home teams. Special paving and a variety of tables and surfaces for dining will provide places for fans to linger. A planter with seat walls centrally located within the plaza will be highlighted with a large ground illuminated Mustang logo. The plaza and buildings are oriented to provide convenient access to the adjacent varsity softball and baseball fields as well.