Thanks to the residents of Clear Creek ISD, beginning on March 10, 2016, the Clear Creek Independent School District is officially home to two stadiums. Construction is nearing completion on CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium which was conceived of and built to better support the growing student population and athletic and fine arts programming in CCISD.
At a Dedication and Community Celebration on March 10 at 5:00 p.m., the District plans to open the 10,000 seat stadium to the public for the first time and say thank you for overwhelmingly supporting the 2013 Bond Program on which the stadium was a key proposed project. The Challenger Columbia Stadium is located at 1955 W. NASA Blvd. in League City (for navigation purposes: 1955 W. NASA Blvd., Webster).
In addition to the ceremonial dedication of the stadium, visitors can expect an all-out community celebration to include performances by the students who will now call Challenger Columbia Stadium ‘home’, as well as a skydiving demonstration with precision landing planned for the 50-yard line. Fans will also hear from District leadership and Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center. CCISD is especially honored that several family members of both the Challenger and Columbia crews will be in attendance to witness the dedication of the facility named to forever celebrate the legacy of their loved ones.
The addition of the stadium complex, complete with track and field amenities, has already drawn attention for wide use. On April 29-30, the Region III, 6A Track Meet will be held at Challenger Columbia Stadium hosting athletes, coaches and spectators from more than 75 high schools for the stiff competition that will determine who will advance to the state meet. Stadium events such as the Region III meet attract new visitors to Bay Area Houston, spotlighting the region and even boosting the local economy.