CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, November 10, 2012, Turner Construction Company (www.turnerconstruction.com) will break ground on new $10 million athletic facilities at the Army and Navy Academy (www.armyandnavyacademy.org). The event will be at 11:15 am on Maffucci Field at the Army and Navy Academy, located at 2605 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008. The facilities, named the Duffield Sports Center, will provide a training ground for future service members at the only military academy for high school students in California and surrounding states.
The new Duffield Sports Center will include an athletic facility building, a press box, new bleachers, a football field, and a baseball field with dugouts. The two-story press box building will include restrooms, concessions, executive suites, and boxes for press, home coaches, and visitors. The two-story, 27,250 square foot athletic facility will house a gymnasium with seating for approximately 650, locker rooms, a wrestling room, a trainer's room, a weight room, restrooms, administrative offices, and conference rooms.
The Army and Navy Academy is one of the country's top military boarding schools. The school uses a rigorous core curriculum of college preparatory courses based on the University of California's entrance requirements. The academy participates in 11 interscholastic sports, and all students participate in physical fitness training.
Shawn Rosenberger, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction Company, San Diego, said, "Turner is proud to construct these new athletic facilities that will complement the Army and Navy Academy's academic excellence and help provide a well-rounded educational experience for these young men."
Turner Construction Company is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902 in New York City, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1,200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information, please visit www.turnerconstruction.com.
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