Gym Construction Progress Report

Shelby Green, Staff Writer

 At Armuchee high school, there is currently a construction of a new gym. The gym’s construction started in the spring of 2018 although they didn’t officially break ground until fall of 2018. This gym will only be used for competition, which means sports only. According to Mr. Rhodarmer, he definitely sees the new and improved gym bringing in more people to watch sports. One main reason he believes this is true is because it is uniquely built and has personal chairs with back support in the back of the chair. So far, this is the first new gym built at Armuchee High. 

The original budget for the gym was nine million dollars. The SPLOST movement helped a lot with the cost of the gym.  In the gym there will be a concession stand that has a roll up door on the front to open for basketball. The roll up door on the backside will be used for softball. Since the gym was made in a unique way, storage for all indoor sports will be held under the bleachers. The windows that let in natural light will have a special toned piece of plastic to avoid glares on the court. In the near future, Mr. Rhodarmer plans to add accent brick to the school to help the gym flow with the other buildings. The gym is expected to be finished December of 2019.