The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District selected Rachlin Partners to provide Architectural Services for the John Glenn High School Sports Field Replacement Project. The existing track and field no longer served its purpose and was ill-suited to serve the High School’s needs. The existing football field was only used for practice games, while varsity games were played at nearby Excelsior High School. A lack of lighting also limited practice during fall and winter.
Thanks to funding from voter-approved Measure G, the renovated facilities will include a new turf football field and 5,000-seat-capacity bleachers, with 3,800 seats on the Home side and 1,200 seats on the Visitor side, to accommodate school-related events and activities. Students will also enjoy a new track with 9 lanes and ample lighting, allowing night use of the sports field to accommodate varsity home games.
By enhancing opportunities for after-school athletic and extracurricular activities, the District is confident that the first-class athletic facilities will increase John Glenn’s student retention and increase enrollment opportunities. The new Sports Field will also serve as a community hub by providing a space where students and the community to come together to celebrate Eagles pride.