Modernized Athletics

Modernized Athletics

A new athletic stadium at Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, Calif., represents the second phase of a three-phase, $86 million construction and renovation project at the school.

A new athletic stadium at Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, Calif., represents the second phase of a three-phase, $86 million construction and renovation project at the school. Carlsbad is among eight schools within the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) being constructed or modernized with funding from Proposition P, a $198 million bond measure passed by voters in 2006.

The $13.6 million stadium phase included demolition of the existing stadium, installation of an underground utility infrastructure, and construction of a new 3,900-seat athletic stadium with aluminum bleachers, and a synthetic track and field area. A new 10,000-square-foot building houses locker rooms, restrooms and concession areas. A prominent feature of the new stadium is a Pop Warner-sponsored scoreboard with state-of-the-art LED technology for animated messaging.

The project has been divided into multiple phases to enable the school to continue operating during the projected three-year-long construction period. The final phase involves construction of 11 new permanent education structures. The one- and two-story education buildings will comprise 99,000 square feet of classroom, performing arts, vocational-education lab and food-service space. Completion of this final phase is slated for fall 2011.

Perkins+Will (Los Angeles) is the project architect for the entire modernization project. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (San Diego) is construction manager.

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