The New Experience
When Mustang-Panther Stadium (MPS) opens in Fall 2018 for the high school football season, fans, students, and community members will have a new game day experience as part of a stadium renovation. (Read the news release!)
Our school district is rich in tradition and excellence, so as part of the stadium renovation, we will honor the past while building for the future. The architecture of the redesigned Mustang-Panther Stadium evokes a feeling of nostalgia with its brick exterior and high archways.
What's coming in 2018?
Through the MPS renovations, fans can expect:
- Improved Accessibility
- Increased Safety
- New Home Side:
- Concession Stands
- Spirit Shops
- GCISD Hall of Honor
- New Press Box
- Renovated Scoreboard
This is an exciting time for our community and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the new Mustang-Panther Stadium in the Fall of 2018.
Stadium renovations made possible by TIF.
Concrete repairs and security upgrades part of the 2016 Bond.
Renovated Stadium Features
MPS dates back to 1969. Over time, with age, wear and tear, the stadium received minor repairs and renovations.
In May 2016, voters approved the GCISD bond proposal, which allocates $6.78 million to cover stadium projects. These projects include concrete repairs and security upgrades. Spalling concrete can be found throughout the stadium. Security upgrades include installing and replacing surveillance cameras at the stadium.
To address accessibility concerns, a frequently out-of-service scoreboard, and more, the district will use funds from the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
The remainder of the renovations will be completed over the next two years using funds the district received through a $26 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF) payout resulting from the 1996 TIF agreement with the City of Grapevine to bring Grapevine Mills Mall to the area. Approved by the GCISD Board of Trustees, and the Grapevine City Council, the funds will be used by the district on renovations to Mustang-Panther Stadium, joint-use educational facilities and the joint fiber project with the City of Grapevine.
State rules require that these funds be used for projects that benefit the designated zone--in this instance, inside the City of Grapevine.
Learn more about what TIF is and how TIF funds can be used:
Community Meeting 10/14/16
Full Presentation & Walking Tour