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Double deck press box for football stadium

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Be real

Deer Park, TX

#1 Nov 12, 2010
The School District is going to spend 5 million on a double deck press box for football stadium and
will have a place to make food in the press box. I think this is a little over the top because there is only about 5 or 6 games a year. What does this have to do with higher education come on man this a waste of taxpayer money. The only thing the press box needed was a elevator.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#2 Nov 13, 2010
5 million?
Where did you get this figure?
Be real

Deer Park, TX

#3 Nov 13, 2010
I got the figure from bond election and read before voting how the money would be used.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#4 Nov 13, 2010
Strange... I don't remember anything about the press box costing 5 million.

If fact, as I remember it, the bond election was for a list of things that the money would be used for, as well.

So, where is the money coming from for the new elementary and north high school and other things that were mentioned on the bond proposal?

Now... how much was the bond that we voted on?

“I don't believe in mathematics”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#5 Nov 13, 2010
$200-million
DPGirl

United States

#6 Nov 13, 2010
Please tell me the Press Box is a joke?

Since: Aug 09

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#7 Nov 13, 2010
As I remember the bond election had $5 million dedicated for the stadium; handicap and press box. If that number is accurate I can't believe that a simple remodeling of the press box and making it handicap accessible would consume such a large funding. Perhaps you could contact the school and ask about the plans.

Didn't the last bond election spend a lot of money on the football drainage?

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#8 Nov 13, 2010
No, the Press Box is not a joke. However, from what I understand, there is more than just the press box included in the stadium renovations.

Of course, this is one of the problems with passing some of these bonds. The group a lot of projects together and it's either all or none. Had they been offered as separate projects to be funded, some of them probably would not have passed.
Be real

Deer Park, TX

#9 Nov 14, 2010
I hope you are right DPTX but spending 5 Million dollars on a stadium during a recession is wrong!

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#10 Nov 14, 2010
What do you mean 'wrong'?
It was in the information provided on the bond proposal.
The voters/taxpayers approved it!
Be real

Deer Park, TX

#11 Nov 14, 2010
OK but I voted no so I have a right to think its wrong. Just wait to you see how fancy this double deck press box is going to be its has to be bigger than La Porte press box they builded 2 years ago.
pop

Houston, TX

#12 Nov 14, 2010
DPTX wrote:
What do you mean 'wrong'?
It was in the information provided on the bond proposal.
The voters/taxpayers approved it!
I don't think it mentioned all the renos they are about to do to the stadium.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#13 Nov 14, 2010
pop wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think it mentioned all the renos they are about to do to the stadium.
http://www.dpisd.org/194910331172858723/blank...
pop

Houston, TX

#14 Nov 14, 2010
DPTX wrote:
They will also be doing other renos some to the concession stands.Someone mentioned to me they are putting new concrete under the stadium, time will tell. I've also heard that since they are putting in a new press box, they will have to bring it up to new ADA standards (elevator).
Football Fan

Deer Park, TX

#15 Nov 14, 2010
You wonder why they need to build a new press box?

With all of the coaches on the Massey thread, they need more room.
Weegi

Houston, TX

#16 Nov 14, 2010
While attending the playoff game Friday I noticed a construction trailer parked behind the scoreboard. Now that football is done I guess it's time to let the renovations begin. I hope the soccer kids will be able to use the stadium for home games.
be real

Deer Park, TX

#17 Nov 15, 2010
Does School have a high dropout rate? I think 5 million dollars would be better spent on trying to fix our high dropout rate in our School District than a new pressbox.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#18 Nov 15, 2010
What do you propose? Pay the kids to go to school? Would that fix a drop out rate? What do you consider a high dropout rate and compared to what? Tell us how throwing 5-million at the "problem" would fix it.

Besides I don't remember that being part of the bond that the voters approved... and if it isn't part of the bond, you can't use the bond money.

So, I suppose they could always raise our taxes to get the 5-million that you think would cure the dropout problem.

BUT WAIT! They already raised our taxes, yet there is still going to be a shortfall in revenues and they are looking at ways to cut expenses.

No... they can't use the bond money to pay general expenses.

Perhaps you should first become a little more informed before throwing your ideas into the wind. It sounds like you're just looking for something to bitch about.
Raven

United States

#19 Nov 15, 2010
pop wrote:
<quoted text>They will also be doing other renos some to the concession stands.Someone mentioned to me they are putting new concrete under the stadium, time will tell. I've also heard that since they are putting in a new press box, they will have to bring it up to new ADA standards (elevator).
New concrete under the stadium? Does that mean they will tear down the old concrete? If so they will be doing a complete demolition and who will have the concrete contract?
pop

Houston, TX

#20 Nov 15, 2010
be real wrote:
Does School have a high dropout rate? I think 5 million dollars would be better spent on trying to fix our high dropout rate in our School District than a new pressbox.
If I remember correctly someone said the press box (not sure if it's both or not) isn't stable.

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