Officials broke ground Monday on the $1.6 million multi-sport facility at Clinton High School.
WYSH Radio in Clinton has posted pictures from the ceremony, which you can see here.
Clinton Dragons Football has also posted pictures, as well as a video. You can see them here.
WYSH Radio, an Oak Ridge Today news partner, has previously reported that the multi-sport facility design calls for a complete replacement of the aging Field House with a two-story structure that has a weight training area and an artificial surface practice field that can be used by the football team, the band, cheerleaders, and the dance team. An additional open area will host the wrestling and volleyball teams.
The 12,000-square-foot modern sports facility will feature universal access for all student athletes, with enough room for multiple teams to practice concurrently and a state-of-the-art sound system throughout the building, WYSH said.
There will also be separate men’s and women’s showers and locker rooms. The second floor will consist of coaching offices and a film room.
In addition to the football and other teams, officials also envision the facility as being ideal for other groups as well, including the ROTC and Robotics organizations. The film room is expected to feature stadium seating where players can not only watch game film, but also for other students to assemble for classes, choral performances, and guest speakers just to name a few possible alternate uses.
The Hollingsworth Foundation has come on board to help facilitate the $1.2 million project, which is being funded by $200,000 from the county school system, private and corporate donations, and in-kind donations of goods and services.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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