Nov. 7, 2019 - A topping out ceremony at the Arlington ISD’s future Fine Arts Center and Athletics Complex yesterday celebrated construction progress and a good safety record for all workers. Senior administrators from AISD joined leaders from architect HKS and construction manager Adolfson & Peterson Construction, along with the entire work crew, for lunch and a ceremony inside the future natatorium. The ceremony included an opportunity for everyone to sign their name on the final beam.
Construction of the AISD Fine Arts Center and Athletics Complex is proceeding well, and the two adjacent facilities next to AT&T Stadium are scheduled to open in the fall of 2020. In the Athletic Complex’ natatorium, where the topping out ceremony was held, the hole where the pool will go has been dug out. (Watch video of digging for the pool.)
The Fine Arts Center will serve the entire district, grades prekindergarten-12, with world-class performance and demonstration venues. It will include a 1,250-seat concert hall, 425-seat theater, classroom space, art and dance studios, instrument repair center and art gallery.
The Athletics Complex will give the district its first-ever natatorium. The natatorium will include a 50-meter pool with moveable bulkheads, a diving area, warm-up pool and seating for 1,000 spectators. In addition to the natatorium, the Athletics Complex will house a 1,200-seat arena for competition wrestling, basketball and volleyball. The space will also be used for a new elementary gymnastics program.