East HS Officially Breaks Ground for New Athletics Complex

KCPS hosts ceremony for big project on Friday, Oct. 27 at the high school

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KCPS officials and invited guests break ground on the new athletic complex on Friday, Oct. 27 at East High School. (PHOTOS BY: Ray Weikal/KCPS)

Kansas City, Oct. 27, 2017:  Kansas City Public Schools hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new East High School athletic complex starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 at the school, which is located at 1924 Van Brunt Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo.

Work has already commenced on the project, which will result in new football, soccer, lacrosse and track and field facilities for student-athletes at EHS. KCPS is investing about $4 million in the complex, which will be built so that it can also be used for large, district-level events.

The groundbreaking featured remarks by KCPS Superintendent Mark Bedell, Athletic Director James Sanders and EHS Principal Jeff Spaletta. A portion of the city’s current water system improvements will also be part of the work at the high school, so a representative from that project was also on hand along with City Council members Quinton Lucas and Jermaine Reed.

It is anticipated that the EHS project will be completed in the spring of 2018. This is part of a big investment to upgrade athletic facilities across KCPS; new complexes have already been opened this fall at Northeast High School and Central Academy of Excellence, and improvements will begin this school year at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy.

Visit the KCPS Flickr site to view more photos.

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