Hanford High stadium upgrades coming soon, RSD says

Work to begin on artificial turf, 2,000-seat grandstand, scoreboard and lights + resurfaced track
Hanford Falcons Athletic Field Upgrades
Courtesy: Richland School District

RICHLAND, Wash. — With student-athletes getting closer to competing for the first time in a year, Richland School District is letting everyone know it is beginning a facilities facelift at Hanford High School.

The district says you will soon see construction begin on new Hanford High outdoor athletic fields.

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The project includes an artificial turf football field, a 2,000-seat grandstand with press box, new restrooms and concessions, RSD tweeted. The existing track at the school will be resurfaced, a new venue entrance will improve accessibility, parking will be expanded, and a new scoreboard and stadium lighting will be installed.

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Kennewick-based Chervenell Construction will build the facilities. The school board awarded the bid during its meeting on February 9.

Construction will cost about $5.5 million, which the district says is below initial budget estimates. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2021.

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The upgrade was designed by Design West Architects of Kennewick and athletics-facilities firm DA Hogan of Seattle.

All the upgrades come courtesy of a bond approved by voters a few years back:

In February 2017, our community approved a $99 million bond issue to build new schools, replace existing schools and make other facility improvements across our district. The bond also allowed the district to apply for about $42 million in state assistance dollars to augment the community’s contributions. Projects covered by the bond included:

  • Replacement of Badger Mountain Elementary
  • Replacement of Tapteal Elementary
  • Constructions of a new elementary school on Belmont Boulevard in West Richland
  • Construction of a new elementary school in south Richland
  • Renovation of the Richland High School auditorium
  • Home side improvements and installation of field turf at Fran Rish Stadium
  • Improved athletic fields at Hanford High School
  • Construction of a new RSD Teaching, Learning & Administrative Center
  • Renovation of the 1982 wing of the old Jefferson Elementary into the Early Learning Center
  • Classroom additions/land purchases throughout the district

-Richland School District

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