Waukee Stadium

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Waukee Stadium
Warrior Zone
Location 555 SE University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Coordinates 41°36′14″N93°52′02″W / 41.60389°N 93.86722°W / 41.60389; -93.86722 Coordinates: 41°36′14″N93°52′02″W / 41.60389°N 93.86722°W / 41.60389; -93.86722
Owner Waukee Community School District
Operator Waukee High School
Capacity 7,501
Surface FieldTurf (2009-present)
Construction
Broke ground Unknown
Opened 1996
Architect Local
Tenants
Waukee Warriors (WCSD)
Des Moines Menace (2004-2007)

Waukee Stadium is a field located in Waukee, Iowa. It is the home field for Waukee High School's football games, soccer games, and track meets.

Waukee, Iowa City in Iowa, United States

Waukee is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 13,790 at the 2010 U.S. Census; a fast growth has been measured since as it is estimated there were 19,284 people living in Waukee in 2016. It is part of the Des Moines – West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Waukee High School

Waukee High School is a three-year public high school in Waukee, Iowa, United States. The school hosts grades 10-12. It is run by the Waukee Community School District. Freshmen attend one of two separate 8/9 schools, Prairieview or Timberline.

Along with the high school's sports teams, the stadium is also a locale for a number of the high school's physical education programs. It previously hosted the Des Moines Menace soccer team.

Des Moines Menace association football club

Des Moines Menace is an American soccer team based in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Founded in 1994, the team plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The Waukee Stadium also hosts Waukee's Marching Band invitaional called "Waukee Marching Invitational (WMI), and also hosts State contest the same day. In the summer it hosts "Celebration in Brass", a Drum Corp competition. Drum Corps from all over the nation come to compete in "Celebration in Brass".

The stands on the west side of the stadium serve as the home bleachers and the east bleachers for the visitors.

Waukee Stadium is surrounded by Centennial Park which consists of baseball and softball fields, a sand volleyball court, and a frisbee golf course.

Waukee High School is a Class 4A school in the CIML conference. The school is located just East of the stadium. Waukee Stadium has also hosted Waukee Raven football games, and in 2005 Drake University played a football game there while their stadium was being renovated.

Drake University Private university in Des Moines, Iowa

Drake University is a private, co-educational university in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The institution offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in business, law and pharmacy. Drake's law school is among the twenty-five oldest in the country.

In 2008, a large new wing was built in the north endzone.

In 2009, Waukee Stadium was renovated. The natural turf was replaced with FieldTurf, the old black track was taken out and a new purple one was installed. Also, a building was constructed, closing off the south side of the stadium. This new building consists of 3 locker rooms, meeting rooms, a training room, and a visitors' concession stand. In 2009, the stadium was used for the 5th grade field day. It is the fourth largest high school stadium in the state. The third largest high school stadium in the state is Valley Stadium (capacity of 8,000), behind Brady Street Stadium in Davenport (10,000) and Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids (15,000).

FieldTurf

FieldTurf is a brand of artificial turf playing surface. It is manufactured and installed by FieldTurf Tarkett, a division of French company Tarkett Inc. FieldTurf is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and its primary manufacturing facility is located in Calhoun, Georgia, United States. With a design intended to more accurately replicate real grass, the new product gained rapid popularity in the late 1990s, and changed the industry.

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