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 be completed in 2023 and open in time for fall 2023 sports.
(November 2022) New track is formed and being prepped for concrete and rebar. Concrete will cure over the winter; topping will be applied in spring 2023 and infield turf will be laid in the spring. The field house is scheduled to be dried in by the end of the month. The concessions and press box building's foundations are being poured along with the building slab. Foundation for the bleachers may be poured by the end of the month. On schedule to be completed by summer 2023.
(October 2022) New track will start being formed; stadium lights are standing. Concrete will cure over the winter, topping is scheduled to be applied in spring 2023. The field house is being built, and the foundations for the concessions and press box are being poured. Scheduled for completion in summer 2023.
(August 2022) Safe access to Newton Middle School is the highest priority right now. Permanent fencing will be installed, and sidewalks for safe passage have been poured. Construction on the Junior Stadium will not impede student/family access to Newton Middle School. Underground utility work is underway, along with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing as some foundations are being poured. The parking lot is being worked on (some asphalt, curbing, and gutters). The Junior Stadium is still on-schedule for spring 2023 sports!
(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