Brief Goal overview of the GAHS Stadium and STEM Project

·         Our first goal is to raise $1.5 Million by September 21, 2020 to start building Phase 1.

o   Phase 1 of the proposed project is to build a fully functioning 17,000-20,000 square foot field house with STEM classrooms. 

o   The 10,000 square foot first floor is presently designed with home and visitor locker room with showers and restrooms, a spacious weight room with windows, officials prep area, a training room with field access for injuries, ample storage, coaches’ offices, and a conference room that can be used for anything from team briefings to watching film to meetings.

o   Away side concessions and restroom facilities are efficiently positioned on the end of the building so that they are not only utilized in football and track season, but are accessible to the nearby baseball and softball fields as well.  This will accommodate all the athletic needs of all the athletes at GAHS within the Eastman Athletic Complex. 

o   This complex NOW includes one baseball field, one softball field, multiple tennis courts, and an all season track. 

o   The potential 7,000-10,000 square foot second story of the field house would provide our students with classrooms and conference rooms equipped with advanced technology geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine. 

o   Both aspects of this facility would be utilized by the adult school community for their physical fitness needs, as well as an educational facility for adult education classes, community meetings, and an adult training center.   

o   Student athletes across all sports will have a 17,000-20,000 square foot facility in which to learn and train. In the center of this beautiful new facility stands the grand entry arch from which our players will take the field.

·         Our second goal is to raise $3.5 Million by May 9, 2024 (Phase 2)

o   The proposed Phase Two of the GAHS Stadium and STEM Project will be the construction of the multi-purpose stadium itself to include the home and visitor bleachers, all weather synthetic surface field, scoreboard, lighting, etc.   The estimated cost of Phase Two has been set at $3,500,000.  This entire project will allow for facilities that can be fully utilized by the entire community and the Appalachian region for their educational and recreational needs.