Hononegah School Board presents fieldhouse plans

Since their sports dome collapsed in December 2015, athletes at Hononegah high school have been forced to make accommodations.

"Some of them aren't getting out of practice until 9-9:30 at night. We've had to utilize 3 or 4 other locations outside the building," says Athletic Director Steve Cofoid.

Anya Henbest tells us the students have even been using hallways for training, "You don't have a lot of places to run. Balls are flying everywhere."

The gym students are forced to use a gym that was built in 1980, and was designed to accommodate 1500 schools, according to Friends of Hononegah member, Tom Polaski.

These problems are why the Hononegah School Board is now proposing a $17.8 million fieldhouse for the school. In November, the Board proposed a $44 million referendum, which included other improvements in addition to the fieldhouse. That referendum was rejected by taxpayers.

Today the School Board presented the plans for the new fieldhouse to the community. Those plans will be on the ballot on April 4th.