St. Paul's School in Brooklandville broke ground yesterday for a $6.6 million athletic center, the second of three projects in the school's capital campaign.
The new athletic center, adjacent to Kinsolving Gymnasium, will have three basketball courts, wrestling rooms, locker and training rooms and a fitness center. After construction is completed in May next year, it will be joined to the older gym by a structure that will form the entrance and lobby of the new building.
The combined 47,000-square-foot facility, expected to be finished by August next year, will have space for three basketball games to be played simultaneously.
"When Kinsolving was built in 1953, the schools had 350 students," said Kirk Evans, the school's business manager. "Now, we have 830." With one gym, practices often go late into the evening, he said.
The project also includes the modernization of Kinsolving Gym, which will be used for physical education classes and will house visiting teams' locker rooms. Parking will be added and roads and parking areas will be relocated.
Pub Date: 5/23/98