As the home field for Humble ISD high school since 1968, Turner Stadium obviously has a lot of history. However, in order to continue to serve as host for the school’s athletic activities, the stadium desperately needed a renovation. The $19.9 million project included a new field house, new two-story press box, new concession and restroom facilities, new grandstands, new stadium lighting, additional parking and new open air home and visitor entrance plazas and ticket booths.
To begin the project, the entire 40-year-old stadium was demolished and rebuilt from the ground up. Pieper brought in all new power distribution for the buildings, phone systems, scoreboards and stadium lighting, bringing it up to UIL standards. Most notable, this was all completed within an 11-month timeframe in order to have the stadium ready for the fall football season.
The renovated stadium seats up to 11,500, and hosted the 2012 Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics Track and Field event. The Junior Olympics draws 10,000 athletes and is the largest multi-sports event conducted annually for young athletes. Attracting the Junior Olympics was contingent upon completing the renovation.
“Pieper’s work was very professional and always on schedule. When we chose to request a change order, Pieper provided pricing in a timely manner. It was always accurate and was fair to the owner. The additional work was seamlessly implemented into their work schedule without delay.”