New Addition Coming To Norman North


| Via Norman Public Schools

A conceptual rendering of the proposed Norman North High School stadium, which is included in the Norman Public Schools $353.9 million bond proposal.

- Brandon Johnson, Co-editor in Chief

Football has always been a major sport for Norman North. Students come together to support their team every year at Harve Collins stadium, which is shared with Norman High. An obstacle the schools run into is having to share the stadium for games and events. On February 14th, the people of Norman voted on a bond that was proposed to improve schools and facilities in the area. The $353.9 million bond includes a more than $24 million upgrade to the already-standing football stadium at Norman North, which is currently used for freshman and junior varsity games, to make it suitable for varsity competition. According to the bond resolution, renovations include — but aren’t limited to — stadium expansion and upgrades, track improvements, turf improvements, and additional lighting. A conceptual rendering of the enhanced stadium from MA+ Architecture is available on the Norman Public Schools’ website. Now that the bond vote has passed with a majority in favor of it, students, teachers, and parents can look forward to a more equitable opportunity for Norman North football, track, band, and cheerleading students, who regularly pack up their equipment and bus nearly two miles to Harve Collins for home games. Giving Norman North its own stadium could help the Timberwolves, who were ranked No. 5 in 6A-1 this season, stand boldly beside Tulsa-area powerhouses like Owasso, Union, Bixby and Jenks, which are known for the strength of their football support.