This project was part of a $174 million bond that was passed by Rockford community voters in 2019 to accommodate growth throughout their district of almost 8,000 students. The renovated stadium provides Rockford with flexible space for community events, booster and PTA fundraising, men’s and women’s athletics, marching band competitions, meeting places, and additional space for classwork. A newly commissioned bronze statue of the school’s mascot, the Rockford Ram, was sculpted by a Rockford alumnus and installed at the stadium entrance. The statue will welcome visitors as they enter the new plaza and acts as a point of pride for the Rockford community.
The renovation included new track surfacing, turf, a new 18’x 33’ scoreboard, a new stadium entry, concessions, restrooms, a large outdoor plaza, two team rooms, a remodeled press box with elevator lift, and an additional pressbox was added with views of soccer field as well. A new band tower was also installed at the adjacent practice field for use by the marching band. The existing track was a poly system that was installed over asphalt, which Rockford recognized needed an update to become a state-of-the-art facility for future success of their athletic programs. A Mondo Super X track system was installed, and Rockford is the only high school in Michigan that has this system.