509J Set to Begin MHS Soccer Complex Enhancements in 2023
The Jefferson County School District will begin a series of enhancements to the Madras High School Soccer Complex in early 2023.
“There is a huge need for upgraded locker rooms and bathrooms,” Boys Varsity Soccer Coach Clark Jones said. Right now, there are only two bathrooms to serve 80 plus players, boys and girls, during practice, not counting games.
Thanks to the community’s passage of the 2021 Bond, the district will conduct a number of safety improvements and facility upgrades, including:
- New field lights,
- Expanded concrete pathways,
- Upgraded gates for security; and
- A new, 2,000 square foot field house with concession space, restrooms, athlete locker rooms, and a shared coaches office.
“The goal is the field will be more durable in the future, and stay in good condition for a longer period of time. We hope the new, bigger field will help us showcase our athletic players,”Jones added. “Field lights will allow us to showcase our varsity games, and give more parents the opportunity to see their athletes play. The lights will also free up our scheduling, and allow us more flexibility in scheduling late season and playoff games. We hope to be able to draw a larger number of fans to our games.”
The work will begin in Spring of 2023 with estimated completion by Fall 2023. The district will partner with community youth soccer programs that typically use the fields to determine an alternate location for Spring and Summer 2023 soccer activities.
The district is thankful for the community’s support of the 2021 Bond. Thanks to this measure, several much needed improvements are being made to make 509J schools safer and updated for generations of students to come.