South High School - Athletic Field
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South High School - Athletic Field

South High School - Athletic Field

South High School is undergoing major improvements to its athletic fields as outlined below.

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SCHOOL LOCATION: 3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

PROJECT LOCATION: The field is located north of South High School and bounded by the following roads

  • 30-1/2th  Street East (north)
  • 31st Street East (south)
  • 19th Avenue South (west)
  • 21st Avenue South (east)


July 19, 2018: Demolition and earthwork underway- mass excavation started Monday, July 9.

June 13, 2018: A small crew from Peterson Companies started demolition and bleacher removal on Monday, June 11. Heavy removal and excavation will start within the next two weeks. 


  • Synthetic turf playing surface, track (eight lane optimal) and field improvements, lights, and bleachers. 
  • Other potential amenities include scoreboard, press box, and sound system.


  • $3,149,709 - Construction Budget
  • $4,171,800 - Project Budget

These amounts include the MPS approved bonded amount of $3,796,800 and the Hennepin County Youth Sports Program Grant of $375,000.  Both the project and construction budgets need to be maintained.

PROJECT SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Design Contract Approval: February 2018

Design: May 2018

Construction: June 2018

  • June –July: demolition and earthwork
  • Mid-July –August 18: install turf field, pave track and field event spaces, light bases, conduit, fencing
  • Mid- August: install landscaping, field lights, final clean up, turnover before school starts
  • October: install bleachers, press box and track surfacing

General Contractor: Peterson Companies

Completion: October 2018

June 13, 2018: construction progress

Demolition and removal of bleachers