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Work is underway

July 9 Photo Update
Tennis Courts
lighting poles & fencing
Scoreboards and goalposts ready to be installed Casings being installed for football light poles Football field - almost ready for the shock-pad install
       
Football field Catch basin (eventually with a bio-filter) for parking lot runoff On the soccer field looking at the backside of the bleachers Softball/Baseball fields with the start of the concession building


July 8
: The Hellas team presented their update at the monthly school board meeting. They reported that tentatively, the football field should be ready for the first home game. Construction will continue throughout the fall on the baseball/softball areas. At this time, barring weather challenges, the project will be completed around the first part of December. There were clarifications about what the "E-Layer" is for the football field - essentially a shock pad which reduces concussions and increases the life of the artificial turf. More information is here.

June 28 Update June 17 Update
Did I mention it was drying out? We got a lot more rain. Ugh.
:28 Soccer field
:55 Bleacher pad
1:07 Baseball/softball field (fishing pond)
Now that it's drying out, there's a lot more activity.
:05 Soccer field taking shape
:18 Tennis court light poles (far left)
:25 Concession stand foundation

June 1 Update May 4 Update
:05 Track graded
:20 New tennis courts and parking lot
:45 Concession building foundation
:50 Soccer field grading
1:13 bleacher grading
:02 Road and parking lot work
:55 Future baseball fields
1:05 Track asphalt removed and initial grade-work
Thanks to Kyle Collins for the drone footage


Parking Lot and Road Work
Starting to prep the area for the road Packing the lot and roadway Culvert Work Packed and flat base for lot

End of April -
Arrival of big earth movers and construction supplies
Earth Scraper arrives DN8 Bulldozer Lots of drain pipe ready for installation Block for buildings

April Showers -
Weather Curveballs
First the rain... then the snow... then more rain... ugh!

April 5
- Video Update

Special thanks to Kyle Collins for putting together the drone footage


April 1, 2019
- Ground Breaking
Doug Parker Tom Connelly Darrell Frederick Doug Parker; Kim Anrtz; Tim Collins; Jane Palmer; Jim Brost; Gretchen McCarthy; Chuck Thiesenhusen
Doug Parker - Expressing gratitude for the support from the Big Foot community. Tom Connelly - speaking about the importance of the relationship between the village and the school. Darrell Frederick - talking about the "Jim Haeni Press Box" and his significance to the school community. Breaking ground with members of the Big Foot school leadership and representatives from Hellas Construction.

March 25, 2019 - Demolition - Day 5
Where the lights once stood & press box structure gone. Light poles cutup ready to be hauled away.

March 22, 2019 - Demolition - Day 4
Don't blink - press box is gone! Cutting the steel to get hauled away More cutting... and cutting

March 21, 2019 - Demolition - Day 3
Bleachers are Gone More Track Demo Football/Soccer Field

March 19, 2019
- Demolition - Day 1
Staging Equipment No More Fence Track Demo Bleacher Demo 1 Bleacher Demo 2
Check out the "Fly-By" of the facilities. Some of the design elements have changed since the video was made... but it's pretty close.

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The Goal

The goals of the outdoor athletic referendum includes:

Address safety and functionality concerns of the athletic facilities.

Provide high-quality playing surfaces for our students.

Improve aesthetics of the Big Foot High School campus.

Provide opportunities for increased athletic, fitness, and recreational experiences for our Big Foot residents.

Address deferred maintenance projects.

Keep tax impact to property owners at a minimum.


Major Project Items

· Lighted, turfed baseball/softball quadplex w/ concessions and bathrooms
· Turf football/soccer field
· Turf soccer/football practice field
· New "Home" bleachers
· Football/Soccer ticket and concession building
· Additional 2 courts with lights
· New track facilities
· Auxiliary parking lot with ADA compliant stalls
Conceptual Drawing