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|Sports Complex Coming Together in Knoxville
|The new multi-purpose sports complex for Knoxville High School is looking more and more like how District-202 officials had pictured it be a year ago.
Thursday night the school board toured the unfinished site during a special meeting-- a last minute decision Superintendent Steve Wilder says was made to show the board exactly what progress has been made. And there was plenty of it.
Just Thursday sod was laid at the north end, and the frame for the maintenance building was completed after only three days of constructing. Wilder tells WGIL it's amazing to see.
"It's been almost a year since we broke ground," Wilder said. "And to think back of what it looked like a year ago as field, and now to see it-- we believe it's a facility that's going to serve our students well, our district well, be something that the community can use as well."
"It's just unbelievable to see it all finally coming together."
Brick slabs and flooring are already in place for the concession stand-slash-boosters area, ticket booth, and home team locker rooms.
The long jump, high jump, and pole vaulting areas were recently completed also, and only a final coating and striping is needed for the track. Wilder says plans for a track meet at the end of April remain on schedule.
In other District-202 expansion news, Wilder informed the board he'd received the intergovernmental agreement from the Illinois Capital Development Board Thursday-- the state's commitment, in writing, to fund $20.2 million dollars of a new high school.
(WGIL Photos and News Story by Kyle Schassburger)
|03 30 12 by Newsroom
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