Lake Havasu High School Lee Barnes Stadium & Athletic Fields

Lake Havasu City, Arizona


EMC2 Group Architects Planners, PC


Lake Havasu Unified School District


1,425,596 sq.ft.

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Completion Date


Design Team
Richard J. Clutter, AIA, REFP, LEED AP; Dominic Monacchio, RA; Janet Verch; Eric Welzien

The Lake Havasu High School athletic complex has been described as one of the best in Arizona. This long-awaited project, made possible by passing a bond, has proven to be a wise investment that promotes community pride.

Lee Barnes Stadium now boasts a 3,000-seat home team grandstand with a press box, LED lighting, restrooms, concessions, and parking lots. The former stadium was demolished to make way for construction of the new stadium, an artificial turf sports field, and an all-weather regulation track. The surfaces of the baseball and softball fields also were replaced with artificial turf.

Every project has challenges, and this one was no different. Because of an extremely hot climate, several artificial turf manufacturers were consulted to obtain a turf system that is appropriate for high temperatures and satisfies the newest concussion prevention safety standards. The steep site with existing terracing and hard dig soils was addressed by benching the site and optimizing the existing contours.

Athletes and community members reap the benefits of LED lighting, cool field technology, generous safety zones, and a lighted jogging path.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Broderick Engineering (Structural); EPS Group (Civil); ASCI (MEP); Core Construction (Phase 1 General Contractor); Concord General Contracting (Phase 2 General Contractor)



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2021 Architectural Portfolio


Sports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities

Interior category

Physical Education Facilities/Recreation Centers

Product suppliers specified

Brick/Masonry by Superlite
Brick/Masonry by Oldcastle Moduline
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Door Hardware by Corbin Russwin
Door Hardware by ASSA ABLOY
Doors by Curries
Insulation by Owens Corning
Paint/Wallcoverings by Dunn Edwards
Plumbing by American Standard
Plumbing by Sloan Valve
Plumbing by Watts
Plumbing by Chicago Faucets
Lighting & Accessories by Columbia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Hubbell Lighting
Drinking Fountains by Oasis
Hand-Drying Equipment by Excel Dryer
Washroom Accessories by American Specialties
Washroom/Shower Partitions by American Specialties
Bleachers/Grandstands by Southern Bleacher Co
Scoreboards/Clocks by Daktronics
HVAC Units by Carrier
HVAC Control Devices by Alerton
Kitchen Equipment by Berner
Kitchen Equipment by EagleGroup
Kitchen Equipment by Scotsman
Lighting & Accessories by Musco Sports Lighting
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