Waco: School Board Selects GC on Paul Tyson Field Replacement Project
Feature Photo: An artist rendering of the new Paul Tyson Field by the architectural firm O’Connell Robertson.
by Art Benavidez
Waco (McLennan County) — The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees announced that they had awarded a North Richland Hills contractor with the Paul Tyson Field Replacement Project for $8.9 million at last week’s meeting.
The new stadium facility will be closer to Waco High School, directly across the current Paul Tyson Field at N. 44th Street, and includes a practice field with basic softball and baseball practice amenities only.
Northridge Construction Group submitted the winning bid for the stadium replacement project that will accommodate a UIL competition standard eight-lane track with artificial turf and approximately 2,000 grandstand seats.
The site plan for the Paul Tyson Field Replacement Project.
In addition, the project will include approximately 3,000 square feet of building to include a press box, ticketing areas, concession stands and restrooms.
The project will also include renovations of two existing locker rooms, primarily to increase locker capacity, along with locker room support.
The Northridge Construction Group bid also included alternates for the artificial turf and synthetic outdoor track.
The budget for this project will come from funds previously committed by the Board of Trustees, according to documents.
Temple based Cloud Construction Company submitted a $11.3 million bid and the Waco based firms of John Erwin General Contractor, Inc. and HCS Commercial General Contractor, Inc. came in at $11.3 million and $9.3 million, respectively.
The announcement by the Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees comes on the heels of another sporting field investment project in the city. Last week,VBX reported that the City of Waco was looking to renovate their little league facilities for $5.5 million.
Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.