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Fieldhouse ribbon-cutting set for Friday

April 29, 2019 GMT

BULLHEAD CITY — The Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse will open to the public Friday, the Colorado River Union High School District has announced.

The public will have the opportunity to see the venue’s different capabilities during tours that begin at 5 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with local dignitaries is set for 6 p.m.

“This is going to be a family-friendly event,” said fieldhouse general manager Ed Catalfamo.

In addition to the tours, the grand opening will include food, games, a bounce house and entertainment.

The 126,000 square-foot structure includes a 76,000 square-foot floor that can hold regulation football and soccer fields for use by Mohave and River Valley school teams as well as tournaments.

The building also can be configured for basketball, volleyball and other sports, along with events such as trade shows, conventions and graduation ceremonies.

For the grand opening, the field will be set up for a variety of sports activities, with and without the turf covers. Adjacent to the main concourse, classrooms that can double as meeting rooms will be set up, showing how they can be used for students, quinceañeras, receptions and conferences.

Food will be available from the fieldhouse’s concession stands; food trucks also will be selling refreshments.

An invitation-only soft opening for business and corporate sponsors and local officials will take place several days before the public unveiling.

When not in use by the CRUHSD, the fieldhouse will be available for other athletic, academic, community and commercial uses. It’s at 3663 Bullhead Parkway, just west of Highway 95 and northwest of the Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center.

The fieldhouse was part of a $35 million bond package approved by CRUHSD voters in 2016. The bonds also included campus improvements at River Valley and Mohave.

CRUHSD Supt. Benje Hookstra said earlier this month that the media center at RVHS was close to being finished. At Mohave, he said, work has begun on a project that will move administrative offices closer to the school entrance.