LaSalle-Peru High weighs $10 million sports facility

Aug 16, 2012

The La Salle-Peru Township High School board is considering a $10 million athletic campus on 39 acres on the north side of La Salle.

The initial proposal includes facilities for track and field, 10 tennis courts, a baseball field, two softball fields and two soccer fields, among other amenities.

“This is the Cadillac version,” superintendent Steve Wrobleski told the LaSalle NewsTribune prior to the meeting. “As we move forward with the financing we’ll make adjustments as necessary."

The plans also call for more than 600 parking spaces, three detention ponds, and a 1.34-mile path around the athletic campus.

Steve Nelson of Studio GC architects said changes to the plan can be made until January and still allow construction to begin in March 2013.

Nelson said a three-phase construction program over three years would total about $10.5 million; building the campus all at once would save roughly $800,000. He said the full complex could be completed by September 2013 if built all at once.