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Socorro ISD hosts groundbreaking ceremony for Student Activity Complex II

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — The Socorro Independent School District held a groundbreaking ceremony for a second Student Activity Complex.

The new facility will include a new athletic field, concession areas, locker rooms, offices and conference rooms for athletics and fine arts.

The facility is expected to help with scheduling sports and extracurricular activities.

“I think having a second SAC available will just increase the opportunity and ease of scheduling for such a large and growing district,” said SISD Superintendent Dr. Nate Carman.

“By building this other facility and we’ll have our evening games staggered, like I said so, we shouldn’t have any doubleheaders, I’m not saying we’ll have, we might have some but it will alleviate that problem of taking students out of the classroom,” said Tom Eyeington, chief operation officer for SISD.

The new facility is expected to have a capacity of 6,500 people.

The SAC II will serve various athletic and special event activities for students and staff across the district.

The District building at Socorro ISD’s Student Activity Complex IICredit: Socorro ISD

The Socorro ISD superintendent, board of trustees, administrators, and some students were among the attendees at the ceremony.

The SAC II is part of the SISD Bond 2017 program.

Banes General Contractors was awarded the $58.9 million contract to build the facility which is expected to be complete in 2024.

HKS Architects designed the new activity complex.

A New destination building at Socorro ISD’s Student Activity Complex IICredit: Socorro ISD

The new complex will be located near the existing SAC.

Eyeington said the district is planning on another project that will involved the construction of an amphitheater in between the two facilities.

“So we can have productions and things going on in an amphitheater setting,” said Eyeington.

Source: https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/socorro-isd-hosts-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-student-activity-complex-ii