Artist's rendition of the new athletic facility between the high school building and the football field.
The Taylorville Quarterback’s Club wants to build the athletic facility of the future at Taylorville High School, and the group presented its plan for a new athletic facility next to the football field at a special school board meeting Wednesday night.
The building will be two levels, with a new weight room, concession stand, locker room, indoor hitting cage, and a golf simulator on the first level. The second level will house public restrooms, a wrestling practice facility, a meeting room along with an observation deck overlooking the football field.
Quarterback Club and 12th man committee member Lee Mateer is also a teacher and an assistant football coach at THS. He says the goal would be for the entire project to be privately funded and come at no cost to the school district or taxpayers.
Mateer says this facility not only benefits the kids that will use it, but it will make Taylorville more attractive for families looking to move to the area.
The goal is to have the project done by the start of next school year. You can view the complete presentation made to the school board here.