AMG & Associates, Inc., a Santa Clarita-based public works contractor, has been awarded a $29 million contract for the Santa Barbara High School Peabody Grandstand Replacement & Stadium Renovation project.
The award comes as a result of two bonds approved by voters last November. The Peabody project will be an update to the nearly century-old stadium at the school. The 40-acre campus was built in 1924, making it the third oldest high school in California.
The renovation will include a new 2,300-seat concrete grandstand, a classroom, team room, weight room and press box, as well as a synthetic-surface track that will meet California Interscholastic Federation standards. That will replace the current asphalt track, one of the last in California.
The project will also include a combination football, soccer and lacrosse field with artificial turf, directional and shielded stadium lights, a sound system, a storm-water drainage system and underground utilities upgrades.
The project was designed by KBZ Architects to serve not only the high school students, but also the surrounding community as a resource for exercise, family play time and sports groups.
Completion is slated for the spring of 2019.