ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) - Enterprise High School already has one of the best athletic venues in the state and now, it's on track for even better facilities.
Students will be training on a $1.3 million track and field complex with eight tennis courts.
"We are excited about this year, having a place to call home," said Robyn Carr, Enterprise High School Tennis Coach.
Home right now is more than half a mile away. Enterprise High School's tennis teams practice on city property, but after construction, students will be steps away.
"Anytime we can have students remain on campus to participate in extra-curricular activities is a bonus for us and them. It eliminates travel. It also allows us to hold events for other schools as well," says Greg Faught, Enterprise City Schools Superintendent.
For track and field athletes- new rubberized track with polyurethane coating, which gives enhanced performance.
The complex will be named in honor of L. H. Sessions - a local man who has contributed to the community in many ways - including these improvements.
"Essentially, we ran out of real estate and the Sessions company has property up to ours and they graciously granted us a parcel of land," said Faught.
Superintendent Faught says the expansion will be a money and travel time saver, and bring in revenue for the school.
"We have the best students in the state and always any chance we have to make something better that's what we strive for," said Brent Harrison, Enterprise High School Principal.
And this isn't the only upgrade for Enterprise High School. Faught says pretty soon planning for new baseball and softball fields will begin. He wanted to first make sure these current projects come in on budget. Once the courts are done, Enterprise High School will be able to hold tennis tournaments for the first time.