"First Pour" lays foundation for MSJC's New Stadium Project in Menifee
More than 30 large concrete trucks rumbled onto Mt. San Jacinto College's Menifee Valley Campus on Thursday, June 10, pouring concrete for the foundation of the stadium at the MSJC Athletics & Kinesiology Complex.
The $41 million project, which broke ground March 23, will feature a 5,000-seat stadium and field house, softball field, and sand volleyball courts. The site is scheduled to host games and other events as soon as Fall 2022.
“This first pour is a milestone. We are finally able to see the long-awaited stadium materialize. This complex will provide the community with a game-changing venue that will not only host our games and graduation ceremonies, but also fundraisers and other events with our community partners,” said Dr. Roger Schultz, MSJC Superintendent/President. "I can't wait to welcome the community to our beautiful Athletics & Kinesiology Complex next year."
Construction firm Balfour Beatty and architecture firm BakerNowicki Design Studio are leading the project.
The concrete trucks poured more than 300 yards -- or 1.2 million pounds -- of concrete for the north side of the stadium. Once complete, about 3 million pounds of concrete will be used to create the foundation for the 30,722-square-foot stadium.
The college district’s 2014 voter-approved Measure AA, a $295 million facilities bond, is funding the construction of the stadium, which will also include large classrooms, faculty offices, fitness/weight rooms, lockers, team rooms and a press box.
Measure AA also funded renovations of a Menifee Valley Campus building into a new Student Center, which opens this fall; and -- along with matching state funds -- is funding the construction of Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) buildings at the San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses in the next few years; funded the purchase of the Temecula Valley Campus that will open to students this fall; and funded other improvements at each of the district's four campus locations.