View of Woodforest Bank Stadium. I got the privilege of watching a high school football game in Texas last month. The game was held at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, TX (north of Houston, TX). The following is a photo journal of my visit.
Parking. Free parking, always good. (Compare that to the $16 bucks you gotta pay at Soldier Field). The parking lot was split into two sections- visitors and home. As you can see with this sign, they have a section designated for home tailgaiting. When I got there about 45 minutes before game time, I saw a bunch of tailgaters, barbecuing, throwing the football around, etc. But most of the people had already gone inside for the game.
Stadium view. Most games in Texas are still held on Friday nights ,though they play games on Thursday and Saturday's liek we do here in Illinois. It was surprisingly chilly considering it was November in Texas.
Natatorium. Right next to the stadium is this state of the art natatorium (swimming arena). I've been to high school (New Trier, Niles, West, etc) Natatoriums in Illinois. This is about 10 times nicer than anything you see here. It was complete with a video board and all. I did not know Texas was into swimming, but if they put this much money into swimming, how would the bigger sport football look like?