Metal Construction News Features Melissa ISD Championship Center

Category: Architecture

Written By: Valerie Edgren

Date: April 20, 2022

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Melissa ISD High School Championship Center, a one-of-a-kind indoor athletics training facility, was featured in Metal Construction News. The article showcased the project's innovative design of column-free space in the sports complex building, interior design, and the modern building exterior.

Melissa Championship Center, Melissa, Texas

From Metal Construction News

On the 134,200-square-foot building, against an earth-tone backdrop of masonry walls, Classic Industries LP built modern-looking walls and an overhang with Arconic Architectural Products LLC’s Reynobond metal composite material (MCM) in Melissa Independent School District’s Cardinal Red. The project also used McElroy Metal’s metal roof panels, rake trim, gutters and downspouts in Slate Grey, and Green Span Profiles LP’s insulated metal panels (IMPs) in Regal White.

Harrison, Walker and Harper LLC erected a 77,000-square-foot metal building system to create column-free space in Melissa Championship Center sports complex. Nets, cages and platforms descend from the ceiling for a variety of activities including baseball, football, golf, soccer and band. On the right side, a 58,100-square-foot, loadbearing structural steel portion of the building houses locker rooms, sports injury rehabilitation office, theater classrooms, training rooms, treatment area, VIP meeting areas, weight room and wrestling area.


Melissa Independent School District, Melissa, Texas

General contractor:

Harrison, Walker and Harper LLC, Paris, Texas


Parkhill, Smith and Cooper Inc., Frisco, Texas

Fabricator / installer:

Classic Industries LP, Forney, Texas

Metal building system:

Red Dot Buildings, Athens, Texas

Metal composite material:

Arconic ArchitecturalProducts LLC, Eastman, Ga.

Metal roof panels:

McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La.

Metal wall panels:

Green Span Profiles LP, Waller, Texas


The full-size indoor turf practice field can accommodate several sports simultaneously.


A weight room is among the school's training facilities.