Fairfield High School205 East Atlantic AvenueFairfield, CA 94533Fairfield High School Athletic Fields
During the summer of 2005, the football field and track were modernized at Fairfield High School. The District used leftover modernization funds from Measure C to finance the work. Football Boosters donated an additional $30,000 to the project for end zone lettering that says Fairfield Falcons.
The Board decided to reconstruct the turf at Schaefer Stadium, as well as at Armijo High School, to address serious concerns over the safety and playability of the field. The project includes a new regulation sized soccer and football field made out of synthetic turf. The new turf consists of synthetic grass infilled with two inches of sand and small rubber pellets. With the rubber, the field is much softer than natural grass so it helps prevent injuries.
The turf can be played on 24/7 and doesn’t need rest like grass. The field also has striping, end zones and yard line markers permanently sewn in. The new turf at Armijo and Fairfield High Schools combined will save the District approximately $63,000 per year on maintenance, fertilizer, mowing and water bills.
The track work consisted of resurfacing the existing 8 lane track and widening the all-weather D zone for the high jump facility. A new discuss cage was also installed. The initial track was put in during 1986 with the construction of the stadium by the Fairfield High School Football Boosters. Maintenance repairs to the track surfacing were needed before damage to the underlying base mat occurred.The project started in May and was completed in the Fall of 2005, with the football field ready in time for the first home game. O.C. Jones of Berkeley was the General Contractor. Subcontractors on the project included Talus, Steiny and Sportexe for the installation of the synthetic turf. Construction Management was provided by Facility Services of Napa. Beals Alliance of Sacramento prepared the design plans.Modernization
Modernization work includes campus-wide improvements for conformance with the Americans’ with Disabilities Act (ADA) including new door hardware, improved pathways and accessible sinks and drinking fountains. The work also includes extensive renovations to the campus--a major remodeling of the science wing, renovation of student and staff restrooms, refinishing of the gymnasium floor, replacement of flooring throughout all permanent classrooms and administrative offices, improvements in the kitchen and locker rooms and construction of a new culinary arts kitchen. The gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen, and locker rooms will also be provided with air conditioning for the first time.
Other work at the site includes improvements to campus electrical and data systems and a new fiber optic digital phone system. Another highlight of the project will be renovations to the existing theater, which involved renovation of the layout, lighting and sound systems in the building.The modernization tremendously enhances the aesthetics and learning environment for students. New flooring and tackable wall in classrooms brightens up the rooms. Remodeled science classrooms expanded the capability for lab instruction, chemical handling and gas use for science experiments. The data upgrades also allow for expanded computer access in classrooms.
The project was designed by VBN Architects of Oakland. West Coast Contractors of Fairfield is doing the construction. Construction Management is being provided by Facility Services of Napa. Both Measure C and State bond funds were used to pay for the improvements. A large majority of the work was completed in the Summer of 2004, with the remainder completed over the Fall and Winter of 2004.Information about additional projects coming soon.