New APS stadium nearly complete

Posted at: 11/03/2012 4:54 PM
Updated at: 11/03/2012 10:24 PM
By: KOB.com Staff

Albuquerque Public Schools new west side sports stadium is halfway completed. The district giving residents a tour of the construction project near Interstate 40 and 98th street.

Construction of the football stadium and track and field started last spring. About a hundred people walked around the site which is hard to see from the road.

"I'm really impressed with the layout of the stadium," Curt Kirschenman who lives nearby said. "Our biggest concern is the traffic flow. As far as the noise level, I think it's going to be down in. I don't think you're going to notice the noise so much."

"When we had some of the opposition earlier I think we really listened to a lot of the concerns and I think people are very excited," Brad Winter with the school district said.

The 7,000 seat stadium is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2013 high school football season. The stadium is the district's third and it will serve 13 high schools. The first one was built in 1967.