August Martin High School
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New York City high school is getting a new field house and athletic field

March 12, 2024
The upgrades at August Martin High in Queens are expected to cost $58.9 million.

Construction has begun on a new athletic field and field house at a high school in the Queens borough of New York City

QNS.com reports that the improvements at August Martin High School are expected to cost $58.9 million and will replace an existing field in poor condition.

The athletic field is slated to be completed by spring 2026 and the fieldhouse in 2027.

The state-of-the-art athletic field will feature a main area for football, soccer, baseball and lacrosse, as well as a track and field and other amenities. The new field, which will include a new drainage system, will also feature bleachers that will accommodate over 800 spectators.

The fieldhouse will house locker rooms, a press box, and an additional array of features. It will replace an existing fieldhouse that is in disrepair. 

Allison Tirberio, principal of August Martin, says the school is looking forward to having facilities that will enable it to host teams from other schools.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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