Waco ISD Athletic Complex Top Destination for Playoffs Again

Waco ISD Athletic Complex Top Destination for Playoffs Again
Posted on 12/16/2016


The stadium hosted nine playoff contests this year, tying Abilene ISD's Shotwell Stadium for the most contests statewide.  San Antonio's Alamo Stadium was home to eight games, while Allen, Lubbock's Lowery Field and Midland's Grande Stadium each had seven.

The Dallas Cowboy's AT&T Stadium had the most post-season high school games with 17, but more than half of those are guaranteed state final games scheduled by the University Interscholastic League.  Houston's NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, hosted 12 games and the Dallas Cowboys new facility in Frisco, The Star, was the site of 10 games.

Waco ISD Stadium has been the #1 school district owned destination eight times since 2005 and #2 two other times.

When you add five post season games at Baylor's McLane Stadium, two at Midway's Panther Stadium and one in Bellmead, those 17 post-season games were a touchdown for the local economy.

Some good news about how Texas feels about our football stadium…take out Cowboys Stadium, NRG Stadium in Houston, and the Cowboys new facility in Frisco, and Waco ISD’s Athletic Complex tied with Abilene ISD’s Shotwell Stadium for hosting the most high school football playoff games in the state.

Both venues had nine post-season games.

If you add in 5 games at Baylor’s McLane Stadium, two at Midway’s Panther Stadium and one at LaVega’s Pirate Stadium, Waco hosted 17 post-season contests.

That’s a touchdown for our local economy!

Bruce Gietzen
Director of Communications
Waco ISD