Spring ISD’s New Stadium Named After Automotive Dealership, Planet Ford


Spring, Texas – June 8, 2019: Spring Independent School District and Randall Reed’s Planet Ford both reached an agreement on naming the district’s new stadium. The replacement stadium will be named Planet Ford Stadium to honor the automotive dealership’s positive impact on the community.

The naming rights agreement, worth $750,000 over the length of 10 years as stated in the contract, also gives Randall Reed the exclusive naming rights to the city’s community center. The new community center will be called the Randall Reed Center and will feature a community room with space for up to 300 guests to host catered meetings and events as well as a memorial to honor area service members.

Construction on Planet Ford is nearing completion with plans to open in the fall. The stadium, designed by Stantec and built by Durotech, will feature a low-glare turf field with seating for 8,000 fans, a state-of-the-art video scoreboard system, great views from all seats, and a concessions stand.

The naming rights signing ceremony was attended by Planet Ford General Manager/Operating Partner Shawn Burns along with Spring ISD Superintendent Rodney E. Watson, Board President Rhonda Newhouse and Spring ISD Athletic Director Willie Amendola. Head coaches from the district’s three high schools and select varsity football players were also in attendance.

Randall Reed and the dealership have always been highly supportive of the district’s teachers and have shown it in generous ways. The dealership recently donated a new vehicle and an all-expense-paid cruise to educators at the annual Spring ISD Employee Recognition Banquet.

“Planet Ford, one of the most successful automotive dealerships in the state, has always been a big supporter of Spring ISD, and I couldn’t be happier that our new stadium will be named after this great organization,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Rodney E. Watson. “Randall Reed and his family understand the importance of strong communities and giving back. Now, when fans and families visit our new stadium and community center, they will be reminded of the contributions of Randall Reed and Planet Ford to our community.”

 


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Volia Nikaci is a native New Yorker, writer, and journalist. She has a background in Broadcast Journalism & Political Science from CUNY Brooklyn College.