Grande Communications Stadium

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Grande Communications Stadium
LocationMidland, Texas
OwnerCity of Midland (?)
OperatorMidland RockHounds (?)
Capacity18,000 (15,000 seated)
SurfaceSynthetic Grass
Construction
Opened2002
ArchitectParkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. Architects Engineers Planners
Tenants
Robert E. Lee High School (2002–present)
Midland High School (2002–present)
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL) (2009–present)
FPS FC (UPSL) (2019–present)

The Grande Communications Stadium is a 15,000-seat (18,000 capacity) stadium located in Midland, Texas. The stadium plays host to the American football and soccer teams for both Robert E. Lee High School and Midland High School, plus the Midland-Odessa FC franchise in soccer's Premier Development League, the West Texas Drillers adult tackle football team in the Minor Professional Football League (MPFL) as well as the West Texas Pride Minor League Football team of the Rio Grande Football League (RGFL)

The stadium is part of the Scharbauer Sports Complex, together with the 5,000-seat Security Bank Ballpark.

The reason behind the stadium's rather large size for a high school venue is the incredible passion for high school football in Texas. Ratliff Stadium in neighboring Odessa is another large high school stadium, which seated nearly 20,000 before renovations to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act reduced capacity to 17,500.

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Coordinates: 31°59′18″N 102°09′08″W / 31.9884°N 102.1522°W / 31.9884; -102.1522