In 2009, when Pontiac Central and Northern first merged, creating Pontiac High School, school officials dreamed they would one day have their own athletic fields. 12 years later, that dream finally came to pass.
As a result of the Pontiac School District’s 2020 Bond Program, the district received $147 million to make necessary improvements. A portion of the funds were allocated for upgrading the High School athletic fields.
The scope of the project included the construction of new football turf and drainage, a new track, softball field, baseball field and bleachers.
NFE was contracted by Barton Malow Builders, Midwest Landscaping Group, LLC and Metro Electric to provide, the following services:
- Topographic survey
- Boundary survey of the property line separating the Pontiac School District property, from the City of Pontiac property
- Construction layout
- Construction staking for athletic field dugouts, scoreboards, light poles, handholes, uplights, etc., and design services.
The project planning began in June of 2020 and construction was completed in late September of 2021. The High School debuted their new athletic field at their ribbon cutting ceremony on October 8, 2021. Later the High School football team, the Pontiac Phoenix’s, hosted a homecoming game on their new field. This was the first home game played on home turf since the merging of the two high schools, in 2009.