This past January, the school received the money needed to begin the construction of the new sports fields and stands, and everything was ready to start the construction. That is until the deep freezes came, delaying the beginning of construction. With the school year coming to a close and next year’s fall sports around the corner, the question of when the plans for the sports complex will come to fruition arises yet again.
“There have been road restrictions on the vehicles needed to start construction, that have been lifted,” said headmaster Dr. Todd Flanders. “The deep freezes and cold weather have also made the starting of construction later. I wish construction could have started a month ago.”
There were plans to start the construction this week and have either a groundbreaking ceremony last week, but these plans have been postponed due to conflicts with the construction company.
“There are things to work out before we can start construction,” said Dr. Flanders. “We are not sure when construction will start. The length of construction is just speculation. It is all weather dependent and we hope to be able to use the field for the last part of the fall season.”
With the postponed beginning of construction, the construction will take longer, which means that the construction will go longer into the fall. This may hinder the use of the home football field and potentially cause no games to be played at home.
“There are back up plans to play the football games on the west field [the soccer field],” said Dr. Flanders. “It would be better than going to an away field to play a home game.”
The construction of the new sports complex has been a work in progress and with the beginning of construction nearing, many people are getting excited.
“I am terribly excited,” said Dr. Flanders. “It has been a long time coming and we can finally start, thanks to the generosity of this community.”