At its November meeting, the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees approved a plan to build a 600-seat competition natatorium on the current site of the Lamar Consolidated High School baseball field.
The Mustang baseball team will play in a new 315-seat stadium, located slightly north of the current location, across Mustang Avenue, on property the District already owns, bounded by Radio Lane, Herndon Drive and commercial development that faces Avenue H.
The new baseball stadium will be ready by January, 2014. The new natatorium is scheduled for completion before the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
The Natatorium Master Plan team, made up of Central Office administrators, representatives from Lamar CISD’s facilities, maintenance and athletics departments, design consultants and the District’s program manager, made the recommendation to the Trustees.
The new design will provide 222 additional paved parking spaces for Traylor Stadium with room for additional parking.
The construction of the new natatorium will be executed as part of the renovations to Traylor. Both projects were approved by voters in the 2011 Bond program.
Long-range plans call for practice pools for Foster, George Ranch and Fulshear high schools, to be funded in future bond programs. The current Lamar CISD Natatorium will serve as the practice pool for Terry.