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VLK Breaks Ground on New Athletic Complex for Arlington ISD

The Arlington Independent School District in Arlington, Texas, recently broke ground on a new athletic complex designed by VLK Architects, according to a news release. The Michael Glaspie Field Athletic Complex is the district’s third competition field and will be funded through a bond package passed in 2019.

“The Glaspie Field Athletic Complex will be the new home for two schools, creating tremendous opportunities for athletics and fine arts students,” said Jonathan Aldis, VLK Principal. “At VLK, we create educational spaces that impact the community, and what is happening here is a tremendous benefit to the Martin and Seguin High School communities, who now have a field they can call home.”

The complex will feature a new football field, track, and softball field, and it will have the capacity for 10,000 fans. Other amenities include new lighting, ticket booths, a three-story press box, a concession stand, and restrooms. It will also be designed to include bus parking and a landscape buffer against the surrounding neighborhood.

“We are very excited to be one step closer to having another stadium here for both Martin and Seguin High School students,” said Arlington ISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Steven Wurtz. “We are excited about what this means for our students as this facility will bring more opportunities for them, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support from the Arlington ISD community.”

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