The first "home game" in 50 years! The opportunity to bring our athletic teams home to the Teurlings Catholic campus is very exciting. A stadium project is needed now because of the present and pressing demands of utilizing Clark Field. The new facilities will be used annually by hundreds of student-athletes who compete in football, soccer and track and field, in addition to supporting our physical education program, which will enhance the academic core curriculum. We will achieve a savings to the annual operating budget with decreases in expenses for field maintenance, field rental and transportation costs. An added bonus will be the ability of our feeder schools to schedule to use facilities, strengthening the entire community that is Teurlings Catholic High School.
- MIKE BOYER (TCH PRINCIPAL)
Given the growth of our school over the last decade, Clark Field no longer meets the needs of our students, school or community. It's been unfortunate that Clark Field has not matched the first-class effort and performance that our kids have put forth in our athletic program. Having a first rate facility is a privilege that our athletes deserve. I'm sure our athletes would take great pride in playing on a field that matches nearly everything else associated with our program. As a 4A high school, we are the only school in Lafayette Parish and one of the only schools in Louisiana that does not have a football, track and soccer complex on its campus.
Our storied athletic tradition in football and track has recently been expanded to include State Champion teams in soccer. The presence of competition on campus will not ony create a true "home field" advantage, but it will enrich the learning environment of the entire school. Whether through participation on a team or in the student section, part of the academic experience of high school students should include the participation in extracurricular activities.
Additionally, the development of this portion of our athletic complex will enable Teurlings to increase the value it provides to the Greater Lafayette region. Teurlings provides Catholic education in a setting that is both academically challenging and family oriented. The only thing missing from the future success of our athletic teams and school is a venue to call home.
It is time to bring our football, track and soccer teams back home.
-Sonny Charpentier (Athletic Director)
To step forward and contribute to the realization of the dream of building a stadium on the campus of Teurlings Catholic High School.
Clark Field no longer meets the needs of our students and school community. The development of this portion of our athletic complex will enable Teurlings to increase the value it provides to our school community. Additionally, installing a turf field at the new stadium will create the opportunity to host regional athletic championships, weather becomes a non-factor in playablility and numerous studies have concluded that a field turf surface is safer than conventional grass fields.
The complex will include a 3,000 seat stadium and state-of-the-art field turf surface. This field will give all sports the opportunity to practice in inclement weather. Additionally, the stadium will be available to our feeder schools' football, soccer and track teams.
"Please join us in making the dream of a new stadium become a reality."
- Jake and Kerri Delhomme (TCH Alumni)
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