Renovation of Mustang-Panther Stadium Delayed by Weather Again: District Officials

If there are no more delays, the stadium would open Oct. 26

The two high school football teams in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD will be forced to wait four weeks longer than expected to christen their newly-renovated stadium, a new letter from the district superintendent says.

Initially, the district hoped to open Mustang-Panther Stadium Sept. 28, but the amount of rain North Texas has received since the beginning of September has delayed the stadium's opening a second time.

In a statement posted on the district's webpage Aug. 20, Dr. Robin Ryan, GCISD Superintendent, said rain and high winds forced crews to push back the completion date of the project, which, according to The Dallas Morning News, called for an updated exterior, new press box, restrooms, concession stands and spirit shops.

The renovation will cost $18 million.

The games for Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine high schools will be played at neutral sites through Oct. 19.

Schedule Changes

  • Sept. 21: Bye week for both teams
  • Sept. 28: Colleyville Heritage v. Newman Smith at Dragon Stadium
  • Oct. 5: Grapevine v. Birdville at Buddy Echols Field
  • Oct. 12: Colleyville Heritage v. Denton Ryan at Dragon Stadium
  • Oct. 19: Grapevine v. Newman Smith at Pennington Field
"I understand how disappointing this news will be, especially for our students, staff, parents and community," Ryan's Tuesday statement concluded. "I want to reassure you that we explored every option and worked tirelessly in an attempt to move forward as planned."
If there are no more delays, Grapevine and Colleyville Heritage would open the renovated Mustang-Panther Stadium against each other on Oct. 26.
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