Monday, July 13, 2015

Media Advisory: San Diego Unified School District Breaks Ground on New Crawford High School Stadium

MEDIA ADVISORY -- San Diego Unified School District Breaks Ground on New Crawford High School Stadium
July 13, 2015
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District is launching a major renovation project at Crawford High School in the College Area/El Cerrito Community. This project will upgrade athletic facilities at Crawford High, and prepare the campus for the next phase of improvements. Board of Education President Marne Foster will join Principal Ana Alvarez, students, parents, community members, and other district leaders in celebrating the start of construction with a ceremonial groundbreaking tomorrow.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 9-9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Crawford High School, 4191 Colts Way, San Diego (92115) -- The ceremony will be held at the site of the former football field (now a construction site). Enter the gate off Trojan Avenue. (A map is available upon request.)

VISUALS: Ceremonial ground breaking, construction site/equipment, and football players in uniform

GUEST SPEAKERS: Santos Perez, senior student athlete; Marne Foster, board president; Ana Alvarez, Crawford HS principal; and Lee Dulgeroff, chief, Facilities Planning & Construction.

INTERVIEWS: The speakers will be available for interviews. (Interviews available in Spanish.)

PROJECT INFO: This long-awaited project includes relocating and rebuilding the school's stadium, as well as constructing/installing a new synthetic turf field, all-weather track, new accessible bleachers, press box with an elevator for accessibility, sound system, scoreboard, goal posts, and new home/visitor entrance gates. A new athletic facilities building will also be constructed (approx. 3,648 square feet) with a ticket booth, restrooms and concessions for home and visitors. In addition, new athletic equipment storage facilities (approx. 2,160 square feet) will be constructed.

The baseball field will also be relocated and rebuilt. The new facility will include new accessible bleachers, an announcer's booth, concession stand, dugouts and scoreboard.

In addition, this project also includes the reconfiguration and remodeling of several interior buildings. (scroll down to "Project Schedules").

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor l Communications Office l San Diego Unified School District
Mobile phone: 619-546-3378 l E-mail:

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