Steadfast - Stadium Field Project

August 20, 2015 - Join us this Friday, August 21, as the Lions play Wooddale on the new stadium field! Bring family and friends and let's make some noise! Go Lions! See the full schedule at

As we crank up another wonderful year at Harding Academy, we will team up with AM560 for LIVE coverage. Every game will be streamed and can be heard via their website. From anywhere in the world, friends and family with internet access will be able to listen and support our Lions! A link will be posted on the Harding website at You may also go to and click LISTEN LIVE or download their mobile app. Don't miss a minute of Harding Lions football!

We are so excited about the opportunity to practice multiple teams and host football games, soccer matches, and track and field events for both upper and lower school teams on our stadium field, even when the field is wet.

Please help us protect our field by following these rules:

*** There is NO SPECTATOR SEATING on the field; No folding chairs on the field***

  1. No food or beverages, gum, or sunflower seeds
  2. No smoking or tobacco products of any kind
  3. No glass bottles or glass containers of any kind
  4. No metal baseball spikes
  5. No sharp objects, including tent stakes, corner flags, chairs, and high heels that can penetrate the surface of the field
  6. No playing golf
  7. No pets of any kind
  8. No bicycles or other unapproved vehicles

August 3, 2015 - It's was a historic day as the junior hig.h and varsity football teams began practicing on the new turf field! The varsity football season begins August 21 (home). The junior high football season begins August 27 (away) with the first home game September 17. Team schedules are found under Upper School teams under Athletics. Go Lions!

July 24, 2015 - This summer is an exciting time at Harding Academy! Since breaking ground in May, we have made great progress toward re-imagining and re-inventing the outdoor venues on our Cherry Road campus where so many members of the Harding family and visitors to our campus gather each year.
The excavation work is now complete and the installation of synthetic turf has begun on Harding Academy's stadium field. We are currently set to finish ahead of schedule. When completed, the new playing surface will allow us to practice multiple teams, as well as host football games, soccer matches, and track and field events for both upper and lower school teams on our stadium field, even when the field is wet.    
Fundraising is ongoing to finish the stadium field, complete the renovation of our baseball and tennis venues, make improvements to the softball field, and significantly increase our campus wide water management capacity. We have raised over 1.1 million dollars to toward the Steadfast projects and need your help to meet our goal.  
Please give generously to help us finish strong!

Check back periodically to watch the progress of the stadium field!


Currently Laying Turf on the Stadium Field

Finishing Up

First Practices