Despite a global pandemic, it’s work as usual for the Hellas contractors as they hurry to update Eagle Stadium with a new track, turf playing surface and a new scoreboard among other things.
As of Monday, March 23, the Hellas workers are still on track to complete the renovations by mid May, still well before the target date of Pleasanton High School’s graduation.
“Everything’s looking good,” Pleasanton Athletic Director Tab Dumont said. “They’re moving along. We’re looking good. It’s sad the kids aren’t in school, but we’re looking good.”
The $2.7-million project has seen the grass of Eagle Stadium ripped up out of the ground, a new surface began to get laid on the track and the beams for a new scoreboard erected on the north end of the stadium. The project will also feature renovations to the press box.
Dumont, who has a weekly meeting with representatives from Hellas, praised the constructors for the work they’ve put in six days per week since the start of the project.
“They’re a number one company,” Dumont said. “They’re a top-notch company and they’re doing things right. So, we’re very happy with them.
“They keep us updated on progress and what’s going on, if there’s ever any glitches and so forth. We walk the facility every day. If we have questions, we ask them. Communication has been very good.”
Dumont added that the workers, even with events going on around them, have yet to hit any major problem during the construction.
The Pleasanton ISD School Board voted on the matter in December, with the motion passing 5-2.