Gravette High School Athletics

Gravette High School hired Crafton Tull to design a new multi-sport stadium that would reflect the aesthetics of the nearby high school, which the firm designed two years earlier. The stadium features an eight-lane poly mat track/grass field. A three-story press box houses separate rooms for scoreboard operations, H&V Coaches, H&V Radio, and a film deck. The site for the new stadium was small, and there was a ravine running through it. The stadium was sculpted out of the ravine to minimize the export/import of fill materials and reduce the amount of earthwork on site. Building the home side bleachers on the slope resulted in a bowl effect with spectators entering from the top down. The track curbs are flush trench drains, with shrubs located on the embankment by the northeast end-zone spelling LIONS, the school mascot.