Project Overview

As a part of Grand Blanc’s 2020 bond, IDS worked to develop a new master plan for their high school athletics campus with implementation extending across four phases from the spring of 2021 to the fall of 2023. At the south end of the site, the existing varsity baseball and softball fields remain in their existing location but will be renovated to be full artifical turf fields. Just to the north of baseball and softball, the existing football stadium is being reimagined to become a new dedicated soccer and track facility with a new track, field events, natural grass soccer field. Adjacent to the existing bleachers that will remain will be a new support facility with concessions, toilets, storage, and locker room for soccer. Continuing to the north, a new artifical turf paractice field will be installed with lights and a band tower to the east. A natural grass practice area with a new JV softball field flank it to the east. The northern most portion of the site is the new stadium.

Here the artifical turf will be striped for football, lacrosse, and soccer. Without a running track, the bleachers are brough in closer to the field to create a more intimate fan experience. Enclosing the south end of the stadium is the new Athletics Center. This new faiclity not only houses at 25M stretch pool and related support spaces, but acts as a viewing platform from the south end zone with home and visitor plazas on the west and east sides. Under the home plaza on the west sides is a tunnel that connects the practice field to the new stadium and provides access for players to exit the team rooms as they enter the field. This new Athletics center, combined with the new adjacent fields, has been designed to not only improve the day to day functionality for the student athletes and their coaches but also creates a unique fan experience for the residents of Grand Blanc.

Grand Blanc Athletic Center
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Services

Architecture
Electrical
Interiors
Mechanical
Programming & Planning

Project Size

41,892 SF

Project Cost

$38,956,000

Project Contact

J.P. Adams
Grand Blanc Community Schools

Project Team

IDS
Architect and Engineer
Counsilman-Hunsaker
Aquatic Designer
Spalding DeDecker
Civil Engineer
IMEG
Structural Engineer
George W. Auch Company 
Construction Manager
Foresite Design
Athletic Fields

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