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Williams Field High School Celebrates Grand Opening of Field House

Ribbon Cutting with Leadership From WFHS, HUSD and Gilbert

Williams Field High School Celebrates Grand Opening of Field House

Williams Field High School (WFHS) celebrated the grand opening of its new, 14,524-square-foot field house on Jan. 4, providing outdoor student-athletes with a first-class athletic center to facilitate exercise and recreation.

Community members, who were influential in the development of this state-of-the-art facility, gathered to celebrate the opening of the field house, which has become a pride and joy of WFHS.

“I’ve seen so many championships out of Williams Field,” Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson said. “I can see so many more coming out from this facility. Higley Unified, keep doing what you’re doing. You are a gem of this community.”

WFHS’ marching band, cheer and color guard welcomed guests to the grand opening event. The morning also included an introduction from WFHS Principal Steve Tannenbaum and brief words from Superintendent Dawn Foley, PhD; Governing Board President Kristina Reese; Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson; Student-Athlete Kyan Kurpinsky; Head Football Coach Steve Campbell; Adolfson & Peterson (AP) Construction Assistant Project Manager Steven Reamer, and Orcutt | Winslow Partner Vispi Karanjia.

“This is an exceptional facility,” Dr. Foley said. “Thank you to our dedicated administrators, coaches, teachers, parents, support services department, governing board and community as a whole. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we all come together.”

Governing Board President Reese added that this facility is something that our students deserve and a project that meets the school’s current demands, and future needs. “Thank you to everyone who put time and effort into this. We have a lot to celebrate today.”

HUSD financed the field house replacement with funds from its $70 million bond program approved by voters in 2013. The field house was designed by Orcutt | Winslow and built by AP Construction.

This new field house features offices, storage, and a conference room for WFHS athletics coaches and administration; field storage, showers, restrooms, locker rooms, a training room, a laundry room, and a team room for student-athletes; a new concession stand for spectators, and more.

Kurpinsky, who is currently a Sophomore and member of the football team, said that the facility means so much to him and the other players.

The event concluded with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and private tours for guests.