St. Anthony moves forward with new athletic complex in 2021

St. Anthony High School has announced plans to break ground on a new athletic field complex at Clark Field in 2021. The $9 million project has been in the works since 2011 but was able to move forward thanks to a $6 million donation from Shea Family Charities. The project will include a new turf football/soccer field, six-lane track, new bleachers, and additional facilities for both boys’ and girls’ sports programs.

“Shea Family Charities has a high level of interest in seeing the field renovation project realized for the long-term benefit of students and the greater school community,” said St. Anthony president Gina Rushing Maguire in a statement. “As St. Anthony celebrates its centennial year during the 2020-2021 school year, now is the perfect time to launch the building phase of this project and see it through to completion. We can’t wait to break ground in 2021!”

The site of the new complex, at the corner of Clark Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard, is a 9.6-acre property that was gifted to St. Anthony Parish in 1945 to serve as an athletic field for the high school’s athletic teams. It has been home to St. Anthony football and other outdoor sports programs ever since.

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