By passing the 2015 bond issue, Tulsa voters have given students at Rogers the opportunity to enjoy much-needed upgrades to their sports facilities.
The Rogers school community broke ground on their new stadium in October. The facility will hold about 1,000 football, soccer, and track fans and allow Rogers athletes to compete at their own school for the first time.
“It’s been a long, long time since there’s been a stadium erected in the City of Tulsa, and we’re glad to be a part of that. It’s been a labor of love to get to this point. We are certainly excited about the future of Will Rogers’s athletics,” Tulsa Public Schools Athletic Director Gil Cloud said at the groundbreaking.
The stadium is set to be completed for the 2020-2021 school year. With this new facility, we have an opportunity to name the space in a way that reflects our core values and the community that it will serve.
Superintendent Deborah Gist announced at the December 2nd School Board meeting that Gil Cloud will be the chair of the ad hoc naming committee, which includes:
- Nikki Dennis, Principal
- Krystel Markwardt, Rogers Athletics Director
- Carlin Adkism, teacher
- Parker Childers, teacher
- Nicole Branch, parent
- Mahogany Fowler, parent
- Carol Axley, community member
- JoAnn Mead Lewis, community member
- Marcal Johnson, student
- Jania Wester, board member
Name suggestions can be submitted via email to Gil Cloud. There will also be a survey available online and at the school.
In early 2020, the naming committee will hold a public forum to discuss the submissions before they submit recommendations to the Board for the stadium in February.
We look forward to hearing your ideas. More information about the facility naming process can be found in Board Policy 8102.