Significantly Enhanced Facility Expected to Open for Football and Band in 2022
Noblesville Schools has announced that they will be constructing a new, larger community stadium for football, band, track and other activities without the use of referendum funds or an increase in the tax rate. The facility will be located off of Field Drive behind Noblesville High School where the district’s former Transportation building sits.
The new on-campus stadium will be larger than the existing space, with 50% more seating, expanded concessions and restrooms, and on-site parking. It will also be designed to maximize traffic flow and provide a safer environment for appropriately monitoring and managing crowds. Enhanced lighting, locker rooms for home and away teams, up-to-date broadcast technology capabilities, practice fields, athletic training space and additional storage are also included in the plans.
The need for a new multipurpose stadium has existed for some time. Beaver Materials Field at the Dale V. Swanson Sports Complex was built in 1969 when the population of Noblesville was approximately 7,500 (12% of today’s approximately 63,000 residents). The 4,200-seat facility is regularly over capacity and many fans are currently forced to stand or be turned away.
“This new stadium has been a long time coming for Noblesville and we’re excited to be making it happen,” said Dave Mundy, associate superintendent for Noblesville Schools. “We have outstanding support in our community for both athletics and performing arts, and the demand for more space to accommodate our programs has continued to increase as we have grown to be one of the largest high schools in the state.”
The district has studied the issue of a new stadium for several years and new construction was determined to be a more-cost effective option than trying to expand the current facility. Construction will be approximately $14 million, financed through a bond without the use of referendum dollars or an increase in the tax rate. It’s expected to be completed in the spring of 2021 for track and fall of 2022 for football and band.
Beaver Materials Field at the Swanson Sports Complex will remain a district facility to accommodate lacrosse, rugby, band competitions and other uses.
“With this new facility, every program will now have a place, we’ll be able to provide adequate space for our fans and visitors, and our stadium will be part of the high school campus to allow for safe and efficient access to the field,” added Mundy. “We can’t wait to share it with the community and for everyone to begin enjoying it.”
The district is extending a variety of promotional and philanthropic stadium opportunities, including naming rights, and is currently seeking sponsorship partners. The sponsorship campaign will offer supporters the opportunity to directly impact Noblesville Schools educational and athletic opportunities through this historic addition to the Noblesville community. Individuals or organizations interested in learning more about stadium sponsorship opportunities can contact the district’s marketing and communications department at (317) 773-3171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.