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Physical Education Project to Transform South Campus

A rendering of the Physical Education Project's first phase with the new stadium in the southeast of campus.

August 16, 2017 - 08:17 PM

Mt. SAC is making headway as it prepares for construction of a new Physical Education Complex on the south side of campus.

The project, funded by Measure RR, replaces existing facilities that were built in the 1940s. It includes demolition and construction of athletics facilities on a 32.2-acre site formerly occupied by Hilmer Lodge Stadium. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2019.

The Physical Education Project has two phases -- the Athletic Complex East (Phase 1) and the Physical Education Complex (Phase 2).

Five athletic fields will be completed onsite during Phase 1 in addition to a new Field House that includes men's and women's locker rooms, offices, restrooms, two weight rooms, two lecture halls, conference/meeting rooms, learning labs, and team/wet rooms. When completed, the facility will feature a 9-lane 400-meter track, a natural turf infield, and a new press box. Four auxiliary buildings will provide ticketing, food service, restrooms, and tele-communications services. Fixed bleachers totaling 10,912 seats will comply with the American Disabilities Act requirements. A bridge over Temple Avenue is also planned to provide pedestrian access to the site from Parking Lot F.

Phase 2 has three elements: the Physical Education, Kinesiology and Wellness building, 2,800 rooftop bleachers, and a 50-meter pool and a diving pool. The Physical Education Complex will also house the basketball, volleyball, weight training, adaptive physical education and core training programs.

Due to construction, special events traditionally held in the stadium have been temporarily moved. Commencement will be held at Citizen's Business Bank Arena in Ontario for the next two years. The Mt. SAC Relays were temporarily moved to Murdock Stadium at El Camino College in Torrance.

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