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Alvin ISD's Freedom Field set to dazzle in debut this August

Alvin ISD’s new stadium is set to open its doors for the first time on August 30, 2018 Vype

Alvin ISD’s New $41 million dollar stadium is set to open its doors for the first time on August 30, 2018 when the Manvel Mavericks take on the Clear Lake Falcons.

Freedom Field was apart of the $245 million school bond package passed by voters in 2015.

The stadium will hold 10,000 people but can go up to 12,000.

“You may find stadiums that are bigger, but you won’t find one that’s nicer,” Robert Wilcox, Director of Facilities, said.

The stadium has two locker rooms each able to hold 70-plus players. The reaction to the stadium has been positive from the Manvel community.

“I believe if you're gonna do something, you do it right,” Manvel head coach Kevin Hall said. “This district did this stadium right. It is a ‘show place.’ It shows how much pride Alvin ISD has in its football programs.”

The stadium will be hosts to the Manvel Mavericks and the Shadow Creek Sharks.

“It will give the fans a closer view to the field and it will create an amazing atmosphere for the players, cheerleaders, band and fans,” Wilcox said.

The state-of-the-art stadium is set to be home to Manvel and Shadow Creek for years to come.

The Alvin community is buzzing with excitement in anticipation for the August 30 premiere of the stadium. Rest assured that Hokay Hey and Shark Nation will be ready.

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KINGWOOD - The true impact of a coach can't always measured by the number of win and losses, the number of district championships or even runs at a state title.

This story goes beyond any of that.

In reality, the impact a coach is seen whenever they become the one that is in need of the support that they have been providing to others their entire career.

Kingwood girls soccer coach Pres Holcomb, who is set to begin chemotherapy to battle Stage 4 colon cancer, which he was diagnosed with on December 20, is seeing his impact as the Kingwood and soccer community has rallied around him and his family with messages, wristbands, t-shirts, donations and more.

"It's overwhelming in a good way," Holcomb said. "It's kind of crazy when you see your own name across stuff like that. Once we went public with it, the support has been amazing. People you haven't talked to in years are reaching out to you."

Since they've gone public with it the "Hope for Holcomb" campaign has taken off.

The soccer team - which was told about Holcomb's battle in a group setting - created blue wristbands with the phrase on them. It started with the girls wearing them during matches and expanded to them being sold at different places in the community.

They started by ordering just 300.

Then an order of 500 more was needed and that still wasn't enough. The wristbands have sold more than 1,000.

"You don't even think you know that many people," Holcomb said.

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