The inaugural season of The Pfield will soon roll underway, with three of Pflugerville ISD’s high schools playing home games in the new stadium. Weiss High School, also in its first year, opens with a junior varsity slate and will debut at The Pfield in 2018.
Pflugerville High School kicks off this season with a Thursday, Aug. 31 game against Austin Bowie at The Pfield. Hendrickson takes The Pfield the next day with a nondistrict game against Smithson Valley.
Connally gets The Pfield to itself the following week, playing Del Valle Sept. 8.
New PfISD Athletic Director Todd Raymond has been preparing for football season since his hiring in March. His office overlooks the nearly 11,000-seat capacity Pfield, with its 7,000-square-foot field house, press box, state-of-the-art video board, offices, team store and concession stands.
“It is a state of the art facility that the district and community can be very proud of,” Raymond said.
The Pfield was one of several new construction projects in a $287 million bond package approved by voters in 2014.
In addition to varsity football and soccer games, the stadium will also host band competitions, serve as a potential UIL playoff venue, and be a site for other community events, such as this year’s Pfirecracker Pfestival, held this summer on the Fourth of July.
Raymond said he hopes to host four to six UIL playoff games at The Pfield this school year.
PfISD high schools will continue to host track and field events at their campuses.