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)


October 30, 2018: All track-related rubber surfacing will be completed in spring when proper outdoor temperatures are reached.

October 10, 2018: The track, concrete paving and field turf are all completed.  New fencing around the perimeter and track area is in progress.  The bleacher and press box are scheduled to be installed by mid November.  

August 24, 2018: The South High School field project is progressing with the track surface being installed this week and the synthetic turf material in the next couple of weeks. Lighting is being ordered and will be installed. The bleachers and press box are on order and will be shipped to the site in September. Finally, new fencing will be installed around the perimeter and around the track area. The project is scheduled for completion in October.

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 November 2018

October 30, 2018: construction progress

Completed track and field.

June 13, 2018: construction progress

Demolition and removal of bleachers