“If you build it, they will run. And kick. And throw.” – The Buffalo News
The LA Group (as HMH Site & Sports Design) helped Niagara Falls City School district transform its grass fields and elevate its competitive edge. The final project is the largest high school athletic complex of its kind in New York State.
As part of a $66.7M capital improvement project, $17.5M was dedicated to district-wide site and athletic facilities upgrades. In order to improve facilities with minimal tax impact, the district took advantage of Niagara River Greenway funding from the New York Power Authority and a grant from the NFL’s Grassroots Grant Program. As part of the agreement for use of Greenway funding, the athletic facilities are shared with the community for recreational use.
- Nine new synthetic turf fields for football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and softball
- Six tennis courts and a reconstructed running track
- Parking, pedestrian circulation, new playgrounds and more
- Public hearings and school board presentations