After having new seating installed last summer, the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse is getting a fresh coat of interior paint on the upper walls at both ends of the facility.
“We had some areas repainted last year,” Lynn Nabi, Jacksonville College athletic director said. “We are addressing the upper walls on both ends of the court now. Once we have them painted white, the entire building will be much brighter.”
Nabi stated that a new graphics package and court striping will be applied to the Fieldhouse floor as well.
The new graphics will feature the college's new logo at center court.
A large shower room that was not being utilized is also scheduled to be converted into office space for coaches at the arena.
In addition, three outdoor projects are also on the docket, according to Nabi.
“We anticipate that within two weeks a company out of Dallas will be in here to completely resurface our two on-campus tennis courts,” he said. “This will not only benefit our new tennis teams, but they will also be available for students to use as well.”
Nabi said that the courts should be ready for the start of the fall semester in August.
Lights are slated to be installed at the intramural fields, which are located southwest of the Fieldhouse, to provide for greater use by the students this summer also.
Over at Memorial Hall, a men's dormitory located on West Pine Street, construction of sand volleyball courts is currently under way.
Two competition-size courts with professional-grade nets are in the works.
“We wanted to do something for our kids and give them something else on campus to enjoy,” Nabi said. “Our board approved the sand volleyball courts and we are excited about the project and we feel our students will really enjoy using them.”
The courts will measure 80 X 50 feet and have a 24-inch thickness of snow-white sand.
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