Albee Stadium Project Commences

Eureka City Schools Albee Stadium & Cloney Field Renovation Project Commences
Posted on 05/24/2024

May 24, 2024  - Eureka, CA  -  Eureka City Schools (ECS) is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on the Albee Stadium and Bud Cloney Field renovation project.

The ECS Board of Education discussed and approved the base low bid for the project at $24.5 million from Adams Commercial General Contracting, Inc. (ACGC) during the May 2, 2024 Board meeting. The funding for the project, a testament to our community’s support, is made possible through Measure S and Measure T, along with additional funding from the state of California at $14.7 million. The construction, which officially began on May 20, 2024, is estimated to continue through late summer 2026. 

The scope of work includes rehabilitating the failing storm drain system and improving the facilities to support physical education and athletic programs. Improvements at Albee Stadium include but are not limited to, the replacement of the existing track and field facilities,  installation of all-weather surfaces for the football and softball fields, a new fieldhouse, and construction of new public restrooms and concession stand. Various auxiliary, utility, and stormwater management improvements are also planned.

The project at Bud Cloney Field involves renovating the baseball field facilities, including installation of all-weather surfaces, removal of the portable agriculture classrooms and sheds, and building a new parking lot.

In 2014, the passage of bond Measure S facilitated repairs to aging, deteriorating schools throughout the District. Subsequently, Measure T was passed in March 2020 due to imminent health and safety risks to ECS students and staff caused by the failure of the storm drainage infrastructure at Albee Stadium and Bud Cloney Field.

ECS graduation and promotion ceremonies will occur at Albee Stadium in June of 2024. The facility will then be closed until the project is complete.  

Press Contact:

Sierra Speer Dillon

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Eureka City Schools

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