Opened in March of 2006, Cy Fair FCU Stadium is the premier home of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD athletics. Built to accommodate the growing Cy Fair area, Cy Fair FCU Stadium also served as an upgrade from the older Pridgeon Stadium down FM 1960, though it’s sister venue was still used when needed for football and soccer. At a price tag of $72.9 million, the stadium seats 11,000 for football (5,500 each on the home and away side), houses four main concession stands, a two story state-of-the-art press box with a film deck, and a video board (which will be upgraded for the 2016 season). In addition to it’s football and soccer field, the complex holds a conference center, a 456 seat auditorium, a food production center, and a 9,500 seat multi-purpose arena. While also being a tenant of all ten Cy Fair ISD high schools, the arena portion of the complex was home to the Texas Copperheads of the AF2 for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Known as the Berry Center for the first decade of it’s existence, the football half’s naming rights were sold to the Cy Fair Federal Credit Union in May of 2016. The educational support center the stadium is attached to still holds the Berry Center moniker.
With the looming opening of Cypress Creek High School on the horizon in the mid 1970’s, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD felt the need to add a football venue for all of it’s schools to share. Enter Pridgeon Stadium, opening in 1977 along with Cy Creek, pulling Jersey Village and Cy Fair away from their backyard bleacher stadiums into a building that was state-of-the-art for high school venues of it’s time. Pridgeon Stadium boasts a 11,000 seating capacity (5,500 each on the home and away side), and includes a press box, small film deck, and video board. It was the exclusive home of Cy Fair ISD varsity football for 29 years until the opening of the Berry Center in 2006.
In 2015, Houston area voters approved a $1.2 billion dollar bond package, which included $40 million worth of upgrades to the aging Pridgeon Stadium. The renovations include a new two story press box and film deck, a new video board, a redesigned façade that includes upgraded concessions, and a natatorium behind the existing locker rooms. The hill on the north side of the stadium will be demolished in favor of a new area for bands to set up, and the existing concrete and gravel parking lot will be freshly paved over.