New sports facility hopes to solve spacing issues

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Max Teleki, Web Sports Editor

The new $11.6 million sports facility construction is set to be done in just a few months, according to Athletic Trainer Achilles Walker. When finished, it will be used for volleyball, wrestling, basketball, color guard, and cheer, and will solve space issues the teams have been experiencing. 

 “Think of it as another facility for school to use for athletics, and a teaching space for PE,” said Mike Mathiesen, associate superintendent of business services.

Mathiesen said the gym won’t have full sets of bleachers, like the ones in the Main Gym. Portable bleachers and other seats may be brought in, but the facility will serve as more of a practice space and won’t be used for big games. The project began in June 2021, however has faced delays due to worldwide supply chain issues.

“Windows were hard to get. And the delays on windows, because they weren’t available, caused delays on the floor. But still nothing huge or significant,” Mathiesen said. 

With the project on track to be done within the next few months, Mathiesen is looking forward to the convenience this facility will provide.

“I think it’s exciting to have this project so close to completion. I used to be a teacher and assistant principal at Mountain View, so as the enrollment has grown, it’s exciting to have a full court and a gym,” Mathiesen said.