New multi-purpose facility announced

This is an overhead look of what the interior of a new multi-purpose training area would look like at Humboldt High School. Graphic submitted.

By Phil Monson
Plans to build a new multi-purpose facility at the high school, along with new field turf and other upgrades at the football field, were unveiled at the regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt School Board Monday night, Nov. 16.
Organizers of the project, Joel Armitage, Trevor Dielemann and Dallas Clark, presented the potential project to the board during open forum.
The entire project is expected to cost from $3.5 to $3.7 million and will be funded entirely through donations.
The project calls for the construction of a new multi-purpose facility to be built north of the softball diamond, where the tennis courts are located. It would house the weight room along with an auxiliary gym (regulation size) that can be converted into two courts with a total of six baskets.
The location of the facility can be subject to change. The 75,000 square foot facility would also have batting cages. The new facility is estimated to cost $1.8 million.
The current multi-purpose room, built in 2002, would be the new high school wrestling room for boys and girls. That portion of the remodeling cost is projected at $75,000. The current high school wrestling room built in 1986, would house the growing middle school wrestling.
Organizer Armitage said the high school and middle school wrestling programs are at capacity and the current workout space is not sufficient. He said fundraising would be conducted in stages with the new multi-purpose room the top priority.
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