Center Grove adds outdoor locker room

Center Grove plans to spend more than $400,000 to build a second outdoor locker room at the high school campus.

The new building will be used for soccer and softball players to use to change clothes before and after practices, and the building will be shared with visiting teams during games.

A second outdoor locker room of some type has been on Center Grove’s wish list for years. A building for softball, soccer, lacrosse and cross-country athletes was part of a $142 million proposal in 2009 that was called off due to the economy.

Right now, softball and soccer athletes don’t have a place to change clothes during practices or weekend games, and many of the students change in their cars. Players also don’t have anywhere nearby to go if severe weather approaches during a game or

practice, and that was deemed unsafe during a facilities report by Center Grove schools last year, director of maintenance Dave Statler and Superintendent Richard Arkanoff said.

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