Palomar College Tops Out Athletics Stadium

By Eric Althoff

SAN MARCOS, Calif.—General contractor Erickson-Hall Construction Co. and its partners have topped out on the Palomar College Athletics Stadium, a project the firm commenced on earlier this year. The topping-out coincides with the firm’s first quarter-century in business.

The athletics complex entails new football and softball fields at the Palomar Community College main campus. Working in conjunction with HMC Architects, Erickson-Hall anticipates delivering the completed athletic facility for the community college next year.

“Being chosen to construct these new and important facilities for Palomar College is an honor,” Mat Gates, President of Erickson-Hall, said of the work. “Our team is working hard to deliver two innovative stadiums for Palomar College, each [providing] spaces for student-athletes to train, compete and enjoy, and for spectators to watch various sports with exceptional visibility.”

Added Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey, superintendent and president of Palomar College: “Erickson-Hall has extensive experience in the construction of athletic facilities specifically for schools, and we are excited about the tremendous work in progress. These two new stadiums represent an incredible opportunity to serve our student athletes and our surrounding communities.”

In its first 25 years in business, Erickson-Hall has completed $2 billion in construction work, $1.5 billion of which was in the educational sector. The firm provides such services as preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, design assist-build, and lease-leaseback.

Palomar College has four locations throughout San Diego County and enrolls approximately 25,000 full-time and part-time students all told.