Johnson City ISD, LBJ Eagles Opening New Stadium

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Photo via Kellie Bucy – Johnson City Record Courier
Chuy Perez @chuydperez
August 10, 2016

The LBJ Eagles will be calling a new place home for the first time in over 60 years.

Eagle Field will replace Shockley Stadium, a stadium that opened its gates in 1949. Shockley Stadium is a natural grass field with a capacity of about 1,200 people.

Eagle field will be a huge upgrade for Johnson City ISD and includes amenities like a brand new artificial turf field, a regulation eight-lane track, and a state of the art weight room.

The estimated cost to complete the project was $6.7 million dollars and has been in the works for a decade. Once proposed, the money used to build the stadium was saved over a period of 6 years, but took just one year to build.

Ground broke on the stadium on September 14th of last year and will open its doors for the Eagles on August 26th against the Jarrell Cougars. The track will be laid down later this month along with the field events.

The Eagles are hoping that a new stadium can bring a fresh start to a team that went 3-3 in their home stadium last year and was bounced from the first round of playoffs against state semi-finalist, Vista Ridge.

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