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With $4M in new renovations, Southlake Carroll’s Dragon Stadium is ready for some football — come what may

The venue is getting a major facelift in time for the coming football season, whatever shape it takes amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Dragon Stadium is suiting up and ready for action, whenever that may be.

The Southlake Carroll stadium is undergoing its latest iteration of renovations, part of a $4 million bond project with a full suite of upgrades for fans. And it will all be ready before high school football kicks off—regardless of what shape the coming season takes amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

According to Justin Dearing, assistant director of communications for Carroll ISD, the project is on track for fall completion.

Reeder Construction, out of Westworth Village, is steering the effort.

The project includes:

  • Replacing seating on the Home side
  • Renovating restrooms
  • Turf replacement (which was completed last summer in phase one)
  • Press Box upgrades
  • Technology, graphics and lighting upgrades
  • Electrical and fire alarm upgrades
  • Upgrades to parking, fencing and gates, and renovating parking as required

New scoreboard equipment was installed prior to the 2018 football season.

The football team is scheduled to play its first game at another well-known area field: AT&T Stadium, where Southlake Carroll head coach Riley Dodge will take on his father Todd Dodge’s Austin Westlake squad on Aug. 28.

Anna Caplan. Anna Caplan covers Grand Prairie and Southlake. For nearly 10 years, she contributed restaurant reviews to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Her work has also appeared in 360 West, Eater Dallas, Edible DFW, A+C magazine, D CEO, GlobeSt.com and Houstonia magazine. She was the founding editor of the websites PureWow Dallas and Racked Dallas.

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