The 2016-17 edition of the Texas Football Stadium Guide reflects all the changes that have taken place with Texas football stadiums since the 2014 Texas Football Stadium Guide was published.
It includes new stadiums and updates in other key data of existing stadiums. The most common update of an existing stadium is the conversion from a grass playing surface to an artificial playing surface. The number of High School stadiums with artificial turf has increased about 4% in the last 2 years. Even with a cost of up to $1,200,000 a field, artificial turf solves a lot of problems. In urban and fast growing suburban areas the need to schedule multiple games a week on the same field would not be possible with grass. In much of the state the recent drought and water conservation measures have forced many small stadiums to convert to artificial turf. There are many hard working grounds keepers that maintain excellent grass fields however I believed that the trend toward artificial turf will continue.
Also included in this directory is the Texas Football Stadium Hall of Fame. It is my hope that you will find the 2016-17 Texas Football Stadium Guide useful whether you are a coach, an official or, like me, a Texas Football Fan