By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Following voter approval of a request for up to $35M in the Nov. 8 election, the Colorado River Union High School District is moving ahead with plans for a $27M event center.
The initial specifications for the project call for:
- A 165-200KSF indoor football arena with 5,000 bleacher seats
- Multiple basketball and volleyball courts
- Locker rooms
- Weight rooms and
- General use career and technical education classrooms
No location has been selected yet. The district is currently scouting various sites for purchase or that could be donated for the project.
In a July article in the Mohave Valley Daily News, CRUHSD Superintendent Riley Frei was quoted as saying the bond measure would cost the average homeowner approximately $3.75 per month. “For the price of a cheeseburger per month, we can have a world class facility in our community,” he said, adding that the center could also be used to draw new tournaments to the area and to host school graduation ceremonies.
The district is currently soliciting a CMAR with experience in K-12 public school programs and sports/event center construction to oversee the project. An optional pre-submittal meeting will be held at the district offices Jan. 4. Responses must be submitted by Jan. 11, and the public award is scheduled for Feb. 14.