Friday night lights have taken on a new meaning for the North Mac Panthers.
The school has added nearly 1,000 seats for cheering fans in their new home bleachers, along with a new press box, 17’ x 30’ LED video board, and new sound system.
Football players run onto the field from a new 7,000-square-foot locker room building that serves as a tunnel entrance. Newly designed locker rooms boast a team area for “chalk talk.” A large concession area provides a space for fans to relax, eat and enjoy the games.
It’s an immersive, competitive sports experience for players and fans alike — and it’s not just football that has benefited from North Mac’s renovations.
The North Mac district has locations in both Virden and Girard, Illinois, and serves approximately 1,600 students ranging from PreK to 12th grade spread throughout three different buildings. Within a three-year span, the district of North Mac strategized and completed multiple high-impact facilities projects, including an exciting, new athletic complex.
Today, North Mac’s baseball facilities are second to none in the local area with turf fields. The soccer program also has the opportunity to play on turf, and the school’s completely new field event facilities include an eight-lane, all-weather track.
All North Mac student-athletes also benefit from a state-of-the-art training room.