In March of 2023, CRA completed an athletic facility study for Elizabethtown Area School District in collaboration with ELA Group. The study identified a need for various improvements to the High School stadium, including widening the existing field, replacing the track, and addressing accessibility. The study also identified a need for locker and changing rooms closer to the athletic fields, trainer and referee rooms, and a weight room, since existing facilities in the High School are remote from the fields and are undersized. CRA was engaged to design a field house that would address these programmatic needs.
The new, three-story field house is built into a slope, with the locker rooms and toilet rooms on the ground and first floor levels accessed from grade. The ground floor provides toilet rooms, locker rooms, track and field storage and a multipurpose room that can be used as a space for teams to review film, as a classroom, or as a shelter in inclement weather. The first floor at the field level contains larger locker rooms, a trainer’s room, and referee rooms. The upper level is a large, open weight room overlooking the field, which shall serve the Middle/High School’s physical education curriculum as well as providing a facility for student athletes to train.
The anticipated completion date is July 2024