Grand Blanc High School Athletic Center

Grand Blanc Community Schools
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Programming & Planning
New Construction
41,892 Sq. Ft.
Expected Completion
August 2022
Project Cost
Client Contact
J.P. Adams Grand Blanc Community Schools

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.

Project Overview

The newly developed athletics campus for Grand Blanc High School achieves the goal of introducing artifical turf fields for football, lacrosse, baseball, and softball while creating a new natural grass field for soccer. A new athletics center adjacent to the new stadium houses team rooms, concessions, and toilet rooms, all combined with a new natatorium.

Project Team

Project Manager
Project Designer
Kevin Aalderink, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
Project Architect
Matthew D. Showalter, RA, NCARB
Interior Designer
Suzanne Wilterdink, NCIDQ
Mechanical Engineer
Electrical Designer
Mechanical Support
Corey S. Watts
Acoustical Consultant
Civil Consultant
Spalding DeDecker
Structural Consultant
Construction Manager
George W. Auch Company
Athletic Fields Consultant
Foresite Design