Construction on the new Los Alamos High School Fieldhouse began on Monday, December 16th with the installation of the project fencing. The new facility will support not only sports teams and the band, but high school physical education classes as well. The new structure will be just over 7,000 square feet and include locker rooms for home and away teams, new concessions and ticket booths, public rest rooms, a training room and 1000 sq. ft. of storage space. In addition, a new Press Box will be installed behind the home bleachers. The plaque commemorating President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Los Alamos and address to the community at the field on December 7, 1962 will be re-installed at the new building.
The district signed a contract for this project with Franken Construction earlier in the month. Franken Construction has offices in Albuquerque and Las Vegas, NM. Past projects include student housing and the student union building at New Mexico Highlands University as well as the Masquero gymnasium addition. The company received the 2018 AGC (Associated General Contractors) Best Building Award for Erin’s Place, a home-like environment for pediatric cancer patients. The cost of the project is $5.8 million. Funding resources include general obligation bonds, HB33 funds and participation by Los Alamos County.
Plans call for work to be completed in time for the first football game of the 2020-2021 school year.
The new structure will be just over 7,000 square feet and include locker rooms for home and away teams, new concessions and ticket booths, public rest rooms, a training room and 1000 sq. ft. of storage space.
January 30, 2020
Site work continues with footings being poured this week. Stem walls, plumbing and electrical rough in are next. Demolition will continue with the ticket booths, concession stand, small bathroom and some demo on the old press box.