CCISD’s new Challenger Columbia Stadium on the rise

DCIM100MEDIABusinesses and Fans Alike Invited to Join the Team

If you wind your way down West NASA Parkway, something new and exciting will catch your eye — the rise of Clear Creek ISD’s new  Challenger Columbia Stadium.

Crews are hard at work constructing the district’s long-awaited 10,000-seat second stadium and surrounding complex for one of the fastest growing school districts in the state. Taxpayers supported the project, along with several other facility rebuilds and repairs needed throughout the district, by voting in favor of the 2013 Bond referendum.

Advertising revenue from the second stadium will directly support the purchase and operation of the stadium’s video board. The cost of the video scoreboard was not part of the 2013 Bond referendum as CCISD did not want taxpayers to bear the added expense.

3-1 Video BoardThe stadium complex features facilities that provide a venue for events, including athletic games and tournaments, graduation ceremonies, track and field competitions, visual and performing arts exhibitions and more.

The stadium will have a centralized field house including locker rooms, athletic offices, and a community meeting area, as well as a press box and a student-operated media control room.

The district is offering several unique ways a business, organization or individual can be a part of, and visible in, Clear Creek ISD Challenger Columbia Stadium, the newest landmark in the Bay Area Houston region:

Ad Opportunities
Under CCISD’s CommUNITY Education Partner advertising program, the district officially released a select number of marketing and advertising opportunities available in the stadium. Over the past three years, nearly a million dollars in added revenue has been raised through the popular CommUNITY program, thanks to the hundreds of participating businesses.

Dollars raised through advertising help fill public school funding gaps and support district needs, ranging from gasoline for school bus tanks to technology in the classroom.

3-1 Architect's rendering“We truly value our supporting businesses who recognize that CCISD advertising opportunities enable them to reach residents of 13 cities through unique mediums,” said Eva deCardenas, CCISD assistant director of marketing.

“And choosing to advertise through your local school district also sets your company apart by demonstrating to customers that your business is community conscious, since your advertising dollars go to benefit education.”

Stadium Founding Partner
Clear Creek ISD is also currently seeking a Stadium Founding Partner to partially support the purchase of the stadium video board through a five-year underwriter, or donor, commitment. The Stadium Founding Partner donation will be recognized through exclusive rights to the only permanent, non-digital signage on the video board.

Legacy Brick Project
The Clear Creek ISD Challenger Columbia Legacy Brick Project offers the opportunity for community members to honor a loved one, thank a coach or mentor, or recognize an organization or business, in a lasting way. Legacy Bricks purchased for donation in someone’s name will be permanently and prominently visible in both the home and visitor concourse areas of the stadium.

Construction of the new stadium is scheduled for completion in Fall 2015.

For more information on Clear Creek ISD Challenger Columbia Stadium advertising, Stadium Founding Partner opportunities, or the Legacy Brick Project, contact Eva deCardenas at 281-284-0020.

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