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District 117 Celebrates Its New District-Wide Field House!



On Tuesday, August 3, Community High School District 117 administration and board members cut the ribbon of the new field house by crossing the indoor track's finish line. The event was attended by members of the school board, district and building administration, the building’s architect, contractors, Mayor Dominic Marturano of Lindenhurst, and Mayor James McDonald of Lake Villa. Completed in Summer 2021, the District field house addition will serve the students and communities of both district high schools. The facility houses a 200-meter 6 lane running track, a 60-meter 8 lane dash track, pole vault lane and pads, long-jump lane and sand pit, 4 basketball courts, 4 volleyball courts, batting cages and other floor markings for various events and practices. Over 1,500 visitors can view events from bleachers on the main floor or from mixed seating on the upper-level balcony, which expands the existing cafeteria. This field house provides the athletic department many opportunities to host tournaments in a variety of competitions and offer more indoor space for physical education classes and practice. Operable curtains can divide the space into distinct areas, allowing the track and four multi-purpose courts to be separate. Flooring comprises of two separate competition flooring materials. State of the art audio and video infrastructure is integrated throughout. Find the whole article here: https://www.chsd117.org/article/504228?org=chsd-117