SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Finally!
After several delays because of underground pipes and costs, Santa Barbara High School's Peabody Stadium is ready to be renovated.
Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education awarded AMG & Associates, Inc. – California based S-Corporation, a $28 million construction contract for Santa Barbara High School Peabody Stadium project.
The total project budget, including soft costs and a construction contingency, is $39 million.
It's expected to begin in August of 2017 and end in April of 2019.
The construction contract is funded by the Foundation for Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara community bond measures, developer fees, and leverages State of California seismic mitigation funds.
Peabody Stadium is nearly 100 years old.
The Santa Barbara High School Peabody Grandstand Replacement, Stadium Renovation, and Site Utilities Upgrade Project design includes:
- Constructing a new 2,300 seat concrete grandstand and press box. This necessary replacement will bring the nearly 100-year-old facility into compliance with current State and regulatory building and accessibility codes.
- Expand the athletic sports field to create a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) regulation, synthetic surface track and artificial turf field to support competitive athletic events and daily physical education activities during school.
- Replace two failing storm drain conduits to allow for continued pass through of municipal storm water systems and to mitigate ponding or flooding within the stadium and surrounding residential areas during storm events.
- Modernize and replace the athletic sound and lighting systems for energy efficiency and to mitigate impacts on areas outside of the stadium.
The Dons football team is scheduled to play their 2017 designated home games at Santa Barbara City College.
Note: Some information in this story was provided by a press release from Santa Barbara Unified School District.