The number of sports and activities for boys and girls, both school-sponsored and in the community, has outgrown the district’s capacity and puts LPS at risk of being in violation of Title IX laws. The LPS Stadium is currently shared by all three high schools and is used by Littleton High School for PE class and band. In addition, numerous youth sports leagues in the community use the LPS Stadium. The constant, year-round wear and tear of the track and field at the LPS Stadium makes it difficult to maintain for student safety.
A new Junior Stadium on the Newton campus will provide an additional lighted field and track with spectator seating for both school and community sports teams to use. The Junior Stadium is scheduled to open in the spring of 2023.
(June 2022) Demolition is in full-swing. Currently, work is concentrated on the north side gym/cafeteria/courtyard. Demo is scheduled to be completed by July 2022. Soil import and grading will begin mid to late June. Landscape designer is investigating whether some cottonwood trees along Colorado Blvd. might be impacted by site work. Still on schedule to deliver for spring 2023.
(April 2022) Demolition has started on portions of the old middle school building, and more demolition is scheduled to gear up in May. Project is still on-schedule for opening in spring of 2023.
(March 2022) Abatement continues to be an issue, but progress is being tracked daily. Permission from CDPHE to demolish the north part of the building is pending. Turf field design is in the finalizing phase, and the project is still on schedule to be delivered in spring 2023.
(February 2022) Abatement progress remains slow due to availability of certified abatement workers delaying abatement project to the end of March. Cost due to the delay caused by the abatement contractor will be back-charged to the contractor. The overally project is still on schedule to be completed by spring of 2023.
(December 2021) Bus road paving has started. Electrical pull box on the road will be relocated. Project is still on schedule to be completed in the spring of 2023.
(November 2021) Retaining wall backfill is in progress, and abatement in the old Newton Middle School is ongoing. There will be some changes to the bus entry to allow for utility work.
(October 2021) Construction of north road in progress to allow for bus access to Newton while Junior Stadium is under construction. Abatement is in pre-demolition phase for the old Newton building; anticipated abatement completion in January.
(June 2021) Fencing around the old Newton Middle School will be up by the end of the month. Abatement will take approximately 90 days. The schedule is currently on-track for a fall 2022 opening of the Junior Stadium.
Projected Grand Opening: 2022