A Makeover for the Fowler Athletic Complex – Changes Coming This Fall!
As the host of 100 athletic contests per year, plus thousands of practice hours, P.E. and sports performance classes, the Fowler Athletic Complex is one of the busiest locations on campus. Football, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse and softball all call the Fowler Athletic Complex home, and unlike the Quad – which is protected from foot traffic before noon – daily use has had a significant impact on the field turf, which was originally installed in 2005. So, 2019 is the year for a makeover!
Work on the fields will begin immediately following the spring sports season. The primary focus of the renovation will be replacing 105,000 square feet of turf. Other projects will include: replacing water proofing, athletic storage, softball dugout fences and protective netting.
The renovation is expected to be completed this fall and some fall sports will be impacted by limited field access. The athletics department is working with the San Diego Unified School District on alternative practice locations for upper school football and field hockey. Football will continue to play home games at La Jolla High, with field hockey likely to play mostly away games this year.
“We understand that this is a slight inconvenience,” says Athletic Director Joel Allen. “But to provide the best practice and game venues for all student-athletes, we need state-of-the-art facilities, and these renovations will allow us to improve and maintain our facilities into the future.”
Throughout the renovation process, the School will share updates on Bishop’s Athletics Instagram. To learn more about the School’s offerings in middle school and upper school sports, click here.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.