Jaguar stadium to open in August–virus providing


Spotlight photographer Grant Davis

Construction continues on Jaguar Stadium.

For the past 17 years, the Jags shared a stadium with the Trojans. The town of Andover called it District Stadium. In 2019, Andover passed a bond that would give each school their own stadium. With District Stadium being closer to AHS, they will keep that stadium and name it Trojan Stadium. Central’s new stadium is being built behind the high school, it will be called Jaguar Stadium.
Even though school was canceled because of COVID-19, construction workers have been grinding to get the Jags stadium finished. The stadium will be used for football, soccer, and track.
“It should be done completely by August third,” Athletic Director Doug Carr said.
In Jaguar Stadium, seating capacity is the exact same as Trojan Stadium. The stadium will hold 2750 on the home side and 750 on the visitors side for a total of 3500. Jaguar Stadium will also get a new concession stand for all sports. Behind the stadium,are 14 brand new tennis courts.
“Seating comparison is the same. We will have identical locker rooms and training rooms. We will have a new concession stand that will sit in between the two locker room buildings and it will serve not only for football, track and soccer but we will be able to open up the south side for use at large scale tennis tournaments such as regionals and state meets the we hope to host,” Carr said.
There will also be a new parking lot where the current tennis courts are.
The new track will have eight lanes, Trojan Stadium, has seven.
“The track will be an 8 lane track opposed to a 7 lane track and will have track throwing areas with tracks prepared surfaces. There will be parking for 875 cars with some on both sides of the stadium. West for home team and east for visitors. We will be adding a Pixelott Camera system to broadcast all home football, soccer and track meets. It will feature the latest Hellas turf with the new Cush Drain mat system for drainage,” Carr said.
Providing the virus allows for school and school sports, the stadium will be in use starting in the fall.