New stadium, softball field planned at Huntington North High School

March 23, 2021

Huntington North High School will soon have a new stadium and softball field for its Viking athletic programs.

The new stadium will be used by the football, soccer and track and field teams; and will be located on-campus on the east end of the Huntington North Fieldhouse. The stadium will include a turf football field, nine-lane latex track, new scoreboard, updated sound system, LED lighting and one-level press box, according to a news release from the Huntington County Community School Corporation. Seating features new home bleachers that can hold 2,500 on the home side. The current bleachers will be repurposed for to sit 450 on the away side.

Huntington Stadium
Renderings for Huntington North High Schoo's new stadium, which is expected to open in the Fall of 2021 (courtesy Huntington County Community School Corporation)

Two additional buildings will also be constructed for lockerrooms, restrooms and concession stands.

As part of the construction plans, a new softball field will be built near the intersection of Viking Lane and State Road 5. The softball field will include bleachers that sit 400 fans, a press box, dugouts, a batting cage, storage and fencing. 

A practice football field will be added between the stadium and the softball diamond, as well.

The new stadium project will operate with an estimated budget $7.5 million; and funding comes from a bond issue passed in 2018, the district says.

Huntington North had used Kriegbaum Field, across the street from the high school campus, since the school opened in 1969. Predecessor, Huntington High School, used the Kriegbaum Field since that stadium opened in 1929.

Renderings of new Huntington North stadium, softball diamond and football practice field
(courtesy Huntington County Community School Corporation)

Plans for a new stadium date back to the fall of 2018, and construction is slated to start in May of 2021 and be completed by the following fall.

HCCSC officials expect the new stadium to be used for band competitions, community events and high school postseason athletic tournaments.

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