The wait is over: new arena nearing completion

Marcus Krum

Coppell+High+School%27s+new+arena%2C+complete+with+a+videoboard%2Fscoreboard%2C+seats+surrounding+the+entire+your+and+bucket+seats+on+the+upper+level%2C+is+nearing+completion.+The+arena+is+expected+to+be+finished+around+the+week+of+Feb.+5.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

The wait is over: new arena nearing completion

Coppell High School's new arena, complete with a videoboard/scoreboard, seats surrounding the entire your and bucket seats on the upper level, is nearing completion. The arena is expected to be finished around the week of Feb. 5.

Coppell High School's new arena, complete with a videoboard/scoreboard, seats surrounding the entire your and bucket seats on the upper level, is nearing completion. The arena is expected to be finished around the week of Feb. 5.

Mallorie Munoz

Coppell High School's new arena, complete with a videoboard/scoreboard, seats surrounding the entire your and bucket seats on the upper level, is nearing completion. The arena is expected to be finished around the week of Feb. 5.

Mallorie Munoz

Mallorie Munoz

Coppell High School's new arena, complete with a videoboard/scoreboard, seats surrounding the entire your and bucket seats on the upper level, is nearing completion. The arena is expected to be finished around the week of Feb. 5.

Marcus Krum, Sports Editor

It’s almost here.

After several delays over the last few months, the new Coppell High School multi-purpose arena, a part of a $79 million bond passed in 2013, is finally nearing completion.

Originally, it was planned to be finished before the 2015-2016 basketball season. However, several setbacks in construction forced considerable postponement in the finishing date. It is now estimated to be completed sometime in early to mid-February, according to basketball coach and facilities director Kit Pehl. Barring a drastic change in the current schedule, it looks as if it will be finished for the final home boys basketball game of the season.

Finishing and painting the floor, putting in the video board electronics and installing the plumbing are some of the final touches that need to be made before the arena is ready for regular use.

The new arena, complete with seating surrounding the entire court, floor seating on the baseline and a videoboard hanging from the middle of the stadium, is sure to draw a crowd as one of the most advanced facilities in the area.

After over a year of construction, Coppell High School's new arena is almost finished. Final touches will be made throughout the next two weeks, and it is expected to be completed for the boys basketball team's final game.

Mallorie Munoz
After over a year of construction, Coppell High School’s new arena is almost finished. Final touches will be made throughout the next two weeks, and it is expected to be completed for the boys basketball team’s final game.

It will be able to hold a multitude of events, including basketball and volleyball games, pep rallies, the senior awards banquet and, according to Pehl, the possibility of basketball playoff games in the future.

After nearly three months of postponement, 16 months of construction, and millions of dollars, the long-awaited arena will be sure to impress.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story