The track work will continue into Sept. We also have other construction going on in the stadium. New pavement and fencing around the track pic.twitter.com/BTAWFbuvi4
— SouthLakes Athletics (@SeahawkSports) August 10, 2017
Construction work to improve the track and other features around the stadium at South Lakes High School is now expected to continue into September, meaning some sports activity will be affected.
“We are moving scrimmages for football,” said Andrew Duggan, the school’s assistant director of student activities. “There may be an impact for a couple of field hockey games and lower-level football.”
The SLHS field hockey teams have home games scheduled for Aug. 30. The varsity football team has a home scrimmage slated for Aug. 18, while the JV and freshman teams have two scrimmages in late August, as well as home games on Sept. 7.
The South Lakes High School varsity football team starts its season with three consecutive road games. It won’t play at home until Friday, Sept. 15, when it hosts Dominion.
The work was originally scheduled to be completed before the start of the coming school year. However, Duggan said, the wait will be worth it.
“While the project is behind schedule, we are looking forward to the upgrade our facility is getting,” Duggan said.