Final 2014 Bond Project Nears Completion
You might feel like you need a hard hat for this tour. Get a close-up, in-depth look at the future Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex, now the home to the Center for Visual and Performing Arts and the Athletics Center. Follow Kelly Horn, Arlington ISD Executive Director of Plant Services, as he walks you through the busy construction site. In this 20-minute video, he’s joined by Athletics Director Eric White in the Athletics Center. After that, Fine Arts Director Dr. Christopher Anderson joins Horn in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts to help describe the new facilities and update the construction progress.
Construction of the Arts and Athletics Complex is the final project of the 2014 Bond. The facilities are scheduled to open this fall.
The Center for Visual and Performing Arts will serve the entire district. Grades Pre-K-through-12 will enjoy world-class performance and demonstration venues. The CVPA 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 Center will give the district its first-ever natatorium. The AC will include a 50-meter pool with moveable bulkheads, a diving area and a warm-up pool. Plus, it will include seating for 1,000 spectators. In addition to the natatorium, the Athletics Center will house a 1,200-seat arena for competition wrestling, basketball and volleyball. Finally, space will also be used for a new elementary gymnastics program.