Pennington Field, owned and operated by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, opened in the fall of 1987. It was built as a multipurpose stadium with two gymnasiums: one for gymnastics and the other for meetings. The football field is also utilized as a soccer field. Pennington Field has been honored as the most used stadium in Texas. With a seating capacity of 12,500, the stadium has been called the "Star of Stadiums" by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and was named in a recent article as one of the "best places to see a high school football game." Others throughout the state refer to Pennington Field as the place to play or watch a high school football game. The priority use of Pennington Field is for the students enrolled in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD. Trinity High School and L.D. Bell High School play their football and soccer games at the stadium. The seventh, eighth, and ninth grades of the five junior highs in the school district also utilize the field. The Hoot Smith Student Activity Center is used by the gymnastics teams of both high schools and the five junior highs. Motor development classes also use the Activity Center for preschool day programs and age-group night programs. The Activity Center was named in honor of Hulin "Hoot" Smith, the first and now former athletic director of the school district.