F-M High School’s athletic stadium CLOSED as capital project construction continues

The Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s athletic stadium is currently closed as the turf field and track are replaced throughout the summer months. This includes the bathrooms. The stadium is tentatively scheduled to reopen, after work is complete, by the start of the fall sports season in 2023.

Both the turf field and track are 11 years-old. The turf is no longer under warranty and because of its age, has rips, tears and patches, and its fibers are very short, which could impact user safety and performance. The track has also sustained wear and tear with rips and areas of the rubber surface pulling away from the underlayment.

Work at the athletic stadium is part of the F-M School District’s capital project, which was approved by voters in December 2021.

The high school capital improvement project also includes:

  • Addition to House 2 that would create a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) wing 
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Auditorium acoustical upgrades
  • Classroom renovations and enhancements
  • Consolidated main office suite and new nurse’s office adjacent to the single-point of entry near the auditorium 
  • Fire alarm and public address system upgrades
  • HVAC replacement to improve ventilation and air filtration, including the addition of air conditioning in House 2
  • Major mechanical system upgrades 
  • New auxiliary gym adjacent to the wellness center
  • New broadcast journalism space adjacent to the auditorium 
  • New elevator and staircase by House 2 main entrance 
  • New fire lane around the back of the building
  • New learning support center adjacent to the expanded cafeteria 
  • New photography instructional space adjacent to the art classrooms
  • Sidewalk and asphalt replacement
  • Two-story cafeteria addition and renovation with hallways to connect House 1 and 2 to improve the pedestrian traffic flow and building security

The total project is anticipated to take just under four years to complete.