New Jenks soccer facility on target for January 2021 opening

New Jenks soccer facility on target for January 2021 opening

Jenks High School boys and girls soccer is consistently one of the top programs in the state and soon they will have one of the top practice facilities in the state.

Jenks Public Schools hosted an official ground-breaking ceremony Monday morning at the Jenks High School Soccer Complex, where construction is underway for the new Jenks High School soccer facility.

Jenks Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield addresses the crowd Monday morning during the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Jenks High School soccer facility. Photos/Kyle Salomon

Jenks Public Schools Executive Director of Construction and Community Services Jeff Beyer said the new facility has been a long-time coming.

“The soccer programs have been growing for a number of years now,” Beyer said. “We are up to around 100 athletes right now when you combine both the boys and girls programs. The original facility was built in 1984 and had gone through three add-on projects. We started the design process and eventually determined it would be more cost-effective to build a new facility rather than do a fourth add-on to the old building.”

Jenks High School boys and girls soccer coaches address the crowd Monday morning at the ground-breaking.

The new building will be 8,600 square feet and feature new weight rooms and locker rooms for both the boys and girls programs.

“The boys and girls locker rooms will be on separate sides of the building with a fully-stocked weight room in the center,” Beyer said. “January of 2021 is the target date for completion right now. We are watching construction pretty closely with COVID-19, but at this point, our construction partners are on schedule and they said they expect to remain on schedule.”

Members of construction partners Nabholz Construction and GH2 along with Jenks Public Schools officials participate in Monday morning’s ground-breaking.

This project is Phase 2 of the upgrade to the Jenks High School Soccer Complex. Phase 1 was the installation of the new field turf with Phase 2 being the new building, a new parking lot and new fencing around the facility.

“This project will really complete this complex for our soccer programs,” Beyer said. “It will still mostly be used as a practice facility. The varsity teams will still play their home games at Allan Trimble Stadium, but the junior varsity teams might play several of their games out here.”

Nabholz Construction is the general contractor on the project and GH2 is the architect.

Kyle Salomon

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