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Friday night lights illuminate an updated metal-clad stadium

It’s no secret that Friday night lights shine brightly over high school football in Texas – but, increasingly, high school soccer is drawing big crowds, too. That popularity helped lead Sulphur Springs High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to undertake a major remodeling of its Gerald Prim Stadium. The project was part of a larger effort that also involved moving its baseball field away from soccer players who could be at risk from errant foul balls.

The stadium renovation, itself, was extensive, and included new home-side stands, restrooms, concession stands and restrooms, along with an enclosed press box. Designers with Dallas-based Potter Architects made metal panels their cladding and roofing material of choice – specifically, a mix of products in Petersen’s PAC-CLAD lineup.

In the mix were 8,100 sq. ft. of 0.24-gauge Precision Series HWP 16-in. panels and 1,200 sq. ft. of 0.32-gauge HWP 16-in. perforated panels. The roof of the press box called for 1,200 sq. ft. of 0.24-gauge Snap-Clad panels. The finish for both roof and walls was Weathered Zinc, which blends in well with the new stands.

J&J Roofing of Dallas was the installing contractor on the project, working with general contractor Gallagher Construction, also of Dallas.