The baseball stadium at the Scharbauer Sports Complex has had many names, but now the football/soccer stadium is getting a new name for the first time.

According to CBS 7, as of August 16, 2022, Grande Stadium is now known as Astound Broadband Stadium.

A statement from Astound Broadband in January said this, “Grande stadium is one of our most proud and prominent partnerships. For this reason, we did contact the city early last year to let them know and we have since been working with a local contractor on the construction of the new stadium signage. The plan is for Grande Communication Stadium to become Astound Broadband Stadium, but the timing is likely a few months out. As we get closer, we plan to work with the stadium, city, and other local officials to make it a great relaunch of a wonderful and continued sponsorship."

This is only the second name for the football stadium but the baseball stadium has had 4 names: First American Bank Ballpark, Citibank Ballpark, Security Bank Ballpark, and currently Momentum Bank Ballpark.

Midland Mayor Patrick Payton said at the ribbon cutting on Tuesday that he values the partnership with Astound.

“It’s really a great opportunity for us here in the city,” Payton said. “When you look at this being one of the most important places when you’re playing Friday night football, sometimes Thursday, and even college teams play here; it’s great to have Astound as a partner here for the long haul for Midland.”

The first event will be a scrimmage between Midland High and El Paso on August 19, and the first game will be Legacy vs. Amarillo on August 26.

Get used to saying Astound Broadband Stadium, which will probably be shortened to just Astound Stadium.






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