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Illinois district breaks ground on high school gymnasium addition

March 21, 2023
The 28,000-square-foot project at Seneca High in Seneca, Ill., is set to be completed in 2024.

The Seneca Township (Ill.) High School District has begun construction of a 28,000 square-foot multicourt gymnasium addition at Seneca High School.

Following district discussions around the need for updated physical education curriculum, the district decided to build a new three-court gymnasium and sprint track, with additional spaces for coaching offices, renovated concession areas, more team rooms and further storage to support the physical education department as well as the high school’s athletics. 

Among the goals of the additional gym space: increased community access, a facility able to host tournaments; elimination of early and late practices; and accommodation of multiple uses.

Once completed, the new athletic spaces will improve site roadway access and flow and add extra event parking to support an occupancy of up to 1,800. 

The gym addition is tentatively set to complete in February 2024 in time for the summer sports season.         

The architect isWold Architects and Engineers and the construction manager is SMC Construction Services.

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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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