John Gupton Stadium

John Gupton Stadium is an 11,000-seat stadium complex consisting of 13 structures with a combined area that covers 25,506 square feet. The structures include a pressbox, two field houses, two concession buildings, two ticket booths and six restrooms. The complex is located on a 43-acre site that is situated within a residential neighborhood in Leander, Texas and is adjacent to Vista Ridge High School, Artie L. Henry Middle School and Ronald Reagan Elementary School.

John Gupton Stadium is a place where parents, students, teachers, administrators and neighbors are able to gather and form a stronger community. It has helped eliminate overcrowding of other stadium facilities in the surrounding area, particularly Bible Stadium. Leander ISD leases the stadium out for football games, band camps, soccer games, etc., which has helped generate revenue for the district.

Owner Leander ISD
Architect Pfluger Architects
Engineers Atkins Global
Type K-12 Projects
Location Cedar Park, Texas
Awards
  • ABC Central Texas Excellence in Construction Merit Award
  • Tilt-up Concrete Association Excellence in Achievement Award

Unique Challenges Overcome

The undeveloped stadium site had a valley that stretched through the middle of it. Instead of bringing the valley to grade, our team incorporated the valley into the design. As a result, the stadium field sits down in the middle of the valley creating a unique “bowl” or “sunken” effect. This helps reduce visual and sound impacts to the surrounding community during events.