Marshall ISD opened its new covered, indoor practice pavilion in November of 2020. The massive facility, located just behind Maverick Stadium on the old football practice fields, is a multipurpose venue that can be used as a multipurpose venue for all student groups in MISD -- athletics, fine arts, spirit groups and others.
The covered facility is 120 yards long, with a turf practice field with markings for baseball, softball, baseball and soccer. The field is covered by a roof approximately 60 feet tall at its highest point, and the facility includes lights, netting and dividing curtains.
The pavilion is intended for use by all MHS student groups, including Mavettes, band, ROTC, and others, for practices. The facility also provides a covered area that can be used in the event of inclement weather. Scheduling for times under the pavilion is coordinated through the principal's office at Marshall High School.
The pavilion is the first of its kind in Texas, and was approved by the MISD Board of Trustees in May of 2020. In fact, at the time of its construction, there were only two other completed pavilions of its type in the United States, and both were at the collegiate level -- University of Alabama-Birmingham and the University of South Alabama.
Casey Slone Construction of Marshall was awarded the bid for construction of the pavilion structure, with the turf bid for the facility going to Hellas Construction.