Hononegah High School reveals 3D plans for fieldhouse

ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) -- A $17.8 million plan is one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Hononegah High School dome collapsed in December 2015, and since then, it's been a struggle to come up with a solid plan.

Today school leaders revealed a 3D version of their fieldhouse plans to the community.

In November 2016, Winnebago County voters rejected a $44 million dollar referendum to pay for the fieldhouse.

School leaders created a new plan, asking for $17.8 million, which passed this spring.

That referendum allows the district to sell up to that $17.8 million in bonds to pay for this fieldhouse.

The fieldhouse will also include a 200-meter track that will be open to the public during morning hours.

"What it's gonna do is it's gonna put us back to where we were. So that we don't put a lot of strain on our students academically, athletically. We don't put strain on our community to hosts events that we were able to host before. We'll be able to take those back in," says David Kurlinkus, the President of Hononegah Community High School's Board of Education.

Without the fieldhouse, students have to practice in cramped spaces during the wintertime like running laps in hallways and rearranging practices to late nights.

The project could begin as soon as this September, and could be completed by this coming spring.