AMG & Associates to renovate Santa Barbara High School stadium

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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.

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