CSArch joined eager student athletes, administrators, teachers, and community members for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new, multi-purpose outdoor athletic complex at Queensbury UFSD. Kyle Gannon, Superintendent of Schools at Queensbury UFSD, regarded the new complex as a long-awaited addition to the school community, one that will impact athletic and physical education programs for years to come.
Approved by voters in December 2021 as part of a $19.75 million capital project, the use of synthetic turf will support longer yearly outdoor facility use, provide a safer, more weather-resilient playing surface, and better prepare student athletes for sectional and state-level contests. The multi-sport design of the new athletic fields will bolster all outdoor athletic programs at Queensbury UFSD while providing additional amenities for community use.
The ribbon cutting ceremony also marked the first official day that athletic teams were able to practice on the new fields. Students expressed their excitement to host home games under the lights with a new sense of pride in representing the Queensbury school community.
The new complex includes a multi-purpose, synthetic turf field lined for football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, as well as additional turf fields for baseball and softball. A grandstand, new scoreboards, field lighting, and walkways surrounding the perimeter of the fields contribute to an inviting facility for community members to enjoy athletic contests.