Fitchburg High School, Field House

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    Drummey Rosane Anderson

  • CLIENT

    Fitchburg Public Schools

  • AREA

    238,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $28,618,287.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2000

The Fitchburg High School Field House is a key feature of the new Fitchburg High School. The facility is designed to serve the needs of the school’s strong athletic program, as well as after-hours community use.

The Field House has space devoted to full indoor track facilities, basketball courts, a climbing wall, weightroom, aerobics area, physical-therapy suite, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers space, locker rooms and storage area. The

1/11- mile track has options for hurdles and a long-jump pit. The track was designed for interscholastic as well as community use. The telescoping bleachers can seat 1,500 fans for athletic events, or can be stored to create more room for activities.

The public can enter through the main entrance and through the main lobby, where the inlaid terrazzo floor displays a likeness of the team’s mascot. This entry can be sealed off from the rest of the school for additional security during evening and weekend events.

The Field House is used year-round for team training and community events, and is supported by athletic practice fields on the school site and a stadium in the downtown city center.