Tighe & Bond Revitalizes Premier High School Athletic Facility in New Hampshire
In conjunction with the design and construction of the Exeter High School, Tighe & Bond designed nine athletic fields, including a state-of-the-art stadium with synthetic turf, athletic field lighting, team room/concession area, and bleacher seating. The latex running track was strategically not placed around the stadium field to allow for a closer “in the game” fan experience. We also designed six tennis courts to the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) standards.
In addition to the stadium and running track, the school has two baseball fields, two softball fields, and several rectangular fields. We incorporated all athletic facilities into the site layout to accommodate the school’s entire fall and spring athletic programs. This allows all of these activities to be performed on-site.
This $40 million project also included new parking areas, an on-site well, and septic system, an open and closed drainage system, as well as lighting and landscaping. The 420,200-square-foot high school, which serves 1,600 students in the Town of Exeter Cooperative School District, is located on a 120± acre parcel of land on Route 27 in Exeter. It is widely considered the premier high school athletic facility in the state of New Hampshire.