Teays Valley Local School District has approved the construction of a new field house for the Vikings Athletics Department. The District plans to view similar facilities in the surrounding Central Ohio area. This allows the district to gain a better understanding of what they want to include in their field house.
Currently, this project is still in the design phase. While nothing has been finalized yet, some of the proposed details for the project so far include:
1. Approx. 23,000 sq. ft. of building space with the outside structure being pre-fab metal. The District also wants the front to include pre-fab metal & partial brick or partial concrete masonry units. 2. Three full size high school basketball courts adjacent to each other, with the option for volleyball lines on each court (rubberized flooring). 3. Men's & Women's locker rooms, including approx. 40+ full height lockers, three sinks & two toilets in each. 4. Training room approx. 700 sq. ft. with training tables. 5. Physical training room approx. 1,500 sq. ft. with equipment added later by occupant (more clinic use). 6. Public restrooms sized per building occupancy code. 7. Office space approx. 1,000 sq. ft. for future use.
The District has proposed a possible location for the construction of the field house. The tentative location is between SR-752 & the football stadium, in the northwest portion of campus. This location also allows the district to combine the existing parking lot of the high school with the new parking that will be added for the field house.