Capital Christian will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 5 p.m. today for its new all-weather track, synthetic turf football/soccer field and plaza that will include restrooms and a concession stand.
It’s all part of a $3.4 million project that began fundraising in January under the theme “Let Us Play.”
Still to come is a new fieldhouse that would include team rooms and a state-of-the art weight-training facility.
“It’s great for our school and much needed,” said Phil Grams, Capital Christian’s football coach and marketing director.
Capital Christian has nearly 1,000 students from preschool through high school. The football program also includes youth feeder teams that use the stadium.
Grams said construction is expected to be completed in time for the high school’s annual Meet the Cougars night for fall sports teams on Aug. 21. The first home football game will be the annual Fish Bowl on Sept. 5 against Modesto Christian.
Capital Christian, coming off a 9-2 football season, could challenge for a section title this fall with all but two starters returning. The Cougars’ boys soccer team has won three consecutive section titles.
– Bill Paterson