Facility Friday: Delta High Fitness Center, New Turf at Kennard-Dale

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Delta High School has started construction on a nearly $6 million fitness center that an industry expert calls extraordinary. The two-story, 37,000 square feet fitness center will include a weight room; fitness area for cardiovascular and core development; a speed and development area with artificial turf, two new locker rooms; a classroom for future enhancements to curriculum, such as the U.S. Army's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program; new athletic training office; indoor track; wrestling room; multipurpose availability to have batting cages and curtains for golf simulators, and storage supplies for buildings and grounds. Star Press

The South Eastern School District school board approved the plan to install a turf field at Kennard-Dale High School in February. The agenda from the Feb. 20 board meeting stated that the budget for the project was $814,225. It was paid for through the school district's capital reserve fund and did not require taxes to be raised. For Kennard-Dale, having a grass field became a headache in recent years. Sharing it with sports like field hockey and lacrosse, the football team found that the playing surface was often a mess by the end of the season, according to Grube. York Daily Record

Under construction for about a year and a half, the Fauquier County Central Sports Complex just southeast of Warrenton will be ready for teams to play ball next month. On schedule, the facility at Meetze and Old Auburn roads should open Saturday, Aug. 15, county Parks and Recreation Department Director Gary Rzepecki said. The 74-acre county complex initially will include: Six rectangular multipurpose fields, including an artificial turf one, for soccer, football, lacrosse and field hockey; five diamonds for baseball, youth baseball and softball; a multipurpose trail and a horse trail. The complex’s “grand opening” will take place Saturday, Aug. 29. Fully developed, it will cost about $17.6 million. Fauquier Now

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