By Aziza Jackson
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — After a race to the finish line, the Charleston County School District (CCSD) has recently opened the gates to its brand new $16.5 million stadium in Mount Pleasant. With the help of the District’s trusted construction management firm, Cumming, the new District Two Regional Stadium will provide the community a modern sports facility for years to come.
The District 2 Regional Stadium in Mt. Pleasant has a seating capacity of 6,000 — 4,000 for hometown fans and another 2,000 for visitors. The sports facility is situated on a 15-acre site and includes separate home and visitor restrooms, concession stands, team meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art press box and video score board.
The District 2 stadium in Mt. Pleasant will be used as the home stadium for both Wando High School and the new Lucy Beckham High School, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.
The stadium was funded by the local one-cent Charleston County sales tax, which is currently projected to generate more than $650 million by 2022.
The design-build team of Hill Construction and McMillan Pazdan Smith worked a very aggressive seven-day-a-week schedule to construct the new District 2 stadium.
Experts in educational project and cost management, Cumming’s South Carolina team has provided construction management services on behalf of CCSD for multiple building programs. Cumming oversees the District’s critical construction and renovation projects to make sure the programs stay within budget and adhere to the established timelines.
“It was our job to make sure that the stadium was successfully completed and ready for the community and the District 2 athletes,” said Harold Lee, senior project manager at Cumming. “By utilizing the existing Wando High School site, we were able to take advantage of its existing parking and infrastructure facilities, which allowed us to complete a very aggressive seven-month schedule.”