SHREVEPORT, La (KMSS/KTAL) – At Green Oaks High School, an on-campus football stadium is a dream 50 years in the making.

Louisiana State Representative Cedric Glover is one of many Green Oaks alumni who would love to see the stadium come to fruition.

“It’s been something that’s been talked about literally for decades,” Glover said.

Thanks to an unlikely source, that dream may become a reality.

“I was contacted by an anonymous person, who said this was the time, who has plenty of resources who said this is the time and wants to help us get this off the ground,” Caddo Parish School Board member Jasmine R. Green said.

The three proposed options carry three different price tags: The top tier option runs around 10 million dollars, with the second tier coming in at around 7 million dollars and the third tier falling close to 5 million. So, who foots the bill?

“I think what it would definitely be would be a partnership,” Glover said. “It would be a public-private partnership that would have many hands at the wheel to make the load light.”

In a parish with open enrollment, having a new football facility has plenty of benefits, most notably attracting those who may have left the school for other campuses across the parish.

“Those whom are here, those who have parents who are from here who may have gone on to other places in the city, would maybe look upon this as an opportunity to come back to their roots, and be a part of something that ends up being legendary,” Glover said.

It’s too early in the process to say who will be responsible for most of the bill. According to Glover, it could be a combination of community fundraising, private donors, and state money.

This isn’t the first time an on-campus stadium has been discussed, but Giants head coach Chadwick Lewis believes there is enough momentum behind this particular effort to bring the facility to life.

“It is something that’s going to happen. It’s going to be something that is a community revival,” Lewis said. “Now, when you’re coming in on I-49, you’ll see the stadium, you’ll see the lights, and say that’s where we’re going, we’re going over there.”

From left to right: Steve White (Director of Capital Projects for Caddo Parish Schools), Jasmine R. Green (Caddo Parish School Board Member) and Cedric Glover (Louisiana State Representative) answered questions from the community in a public forum setting at Green Oaks High School.

If the stadium does become reality, because it’s being built on Caddo Parish land, the school board will ultimately be able to decide who uses the facility. Much like Green Oaks playing their home games at Northwood High School, other schools would likely also be able to utilize the facility, while the Giants would have first priority.

While an installation of turf wasn’t included in the presentation, Director of Capital Projects for Caddo Parish Schools Steve White projects that cost “somewhere around 2 million dollars.”

“The time is now,” Green said.

Representative Glover echoed the same sentiment in the community forum, telling the crowd, “The question of ‘if’ this can be done has been answered. The question of ‘how’ this can be done has been answered. The question of ‘will we?’ has still yet to be answered.”