McKinney Independent School District

McKinney, Texas

McKinney ISD Football Stadium under lights

McKinney ISD Completes One of Nation’s Biggest
High School Stadiums with TLC for LED® System

The Challenge

McKinney Independent School District (ISD) spent roughly eight years planning construction of its new $70 million project, which consists of a 12,000-seat football stadium that is home to three of the district’s high schools. High school football is a big part of the culture in Texas, and district leaders wanted to deliver an unforgettable atmosphere with exceptional visibility and minimized glare and spill at what would be among the biggest and most expensive high school stadiums in the country.

The Solution

“We feel like our stadium’s safer because of the quality of the playing surface and the quality of the lighting. Anytime you do a project like this, you have neighbors nearby, and we had some neighbors that were very concerned about this project and worried about the quality of life with their neighborhoods. We have had zero complaints from our neighbors because of the LED lighting.”

— Shawn Pratt
Former McKinney ISD Athletic Director

Project Facts

System: Total Light Control—TLC for LED™ system
Number of Fixtures: 120
Energy Reduction (compared to typical HID Equipment): 77%
Average Footcandle: 100
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