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Orange Beach (Alabama) district gets approval to build $46 million athletic complex

Oct. 19, 2023
The city of Orange Beach seceded from the Baldwin County school system and formed its own district in 2022.

The Orange Beach (Alabama) school district has won city approval to build a $46 million athletic complex on the campus of Orange Beach Middle and High School.

Gulf Coast Media reports that the athletic complex will have a competition gymnasium, a kinesiology and exercise science building, track, stadium and multipurpose pavilion.

The city council's approval comes a week after the Orange Beach school board awarded a $46,162,000 contract to construct the facility.

Construction is set to begin in November and projected to complete in May 2025.

The city of Orange Beach formed its own school district in 2022 after leaving the Baldwin County school system.

The complex will provide space for numerous activities.

A gymnasium will seat 1,200 people for athletic, academic and extracurricular activities.

The building will be two stories and consist of classroom and meeting spaces, strength and conditioning facilities, physical therapy room, cheerleading, wrestling and football locker rooms, storage, wrestling/cheerleading practice areas, coaching cubicles and offices.

A sports-medicine rehabilitation center will enable student trainers to gain hand- on experience (hydrocollator, ice machine, six exam tables, two rehabilitation and recovery plunge pools), and a strength and conditioning facility will be used by every student athlete.

A eight-lane track will border a turfed soccer/football field and contain a long jump, high jump, pole vault, javelin and discus area

A stadium will seat 3,500 and feature a Jumbotron that will offer additional hands-on learning opportunities to students interested in television production and media.

A multi-purpose pavilion will be available for academic and extracurricular activities

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