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The Project

Athletic Field Improvement Project

The Athletic Facilities Improvement Project is an initiative, supported by the district and powered by volunteer community members, to raise funds to improve our athletic facilities. The plan includes a turf field and track, press box, restrooms/amenities building, concession/ticket building, tennis courts, a turf softball field, and a large turf practice area capable of accommodating baseball, soccer, field hockey, football, lacrosse, and other uses on regulation-sized fields. Lights are also being considered for all playing surfaces, as well as egress and safety lighting.

Project Goals

  • Bring students and events back on campus

  • Enhance youth and community athletic experience

  • Relieve pressure on Town parks and fields

  • Address NEASC critical school facility needs for accreditation

  • Build community pride and attraction for families

Athletics in Our District

  • Member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and Cape Ann League.

  • We offer 29 sports over three seasons for boys and girls.

  • Over 70% of Hamilton-Wenham students participated in at least one sport.

  • 92% of teams earned the MIAA Academic Distinction and 100% earned Sportsmanship honors.

  • In the last year, 83% of our teams qualified for the State Tournament.

Major Components of the Project

  • 1 synthetic turf main field surrounded by track with lighting

  • 1 synthetic turf multi-sport field with lighting

  • 1 synthetic softball field with lighting

  • 4 tennis courts 

  • Relocation of field events

  • New ADA compliant pressbox

  • Amenities building

Project Cost
$15 Million

Possible Offsets to the Cost
  • $1,698,000 - Stabilization Fund Transfer Request

  • $1,200,000 from Hamilton & Wenham Community Preservation Funds

  • $500,000 - $2,000,000 donations - HWAFIC

Up to: $4.89 Million
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