ESCANABA — Bay College chose Ness Construction to build the new section of the gymnasium for its athletic programs.
The board of trustees yesterday accepted the $1.3 million bid to build locker rooms for the athletes at Bay. Vice Chair Bill Lake says it will provide separation from the YMCA programs.
“I think it’s a wonderful project because of the situation we were in last year with looker rooms and those kind of things. Not only for the athletic program but also for the Y in terms of making facilities available for their needs as well as our needs,” Lake said.
Christine Williams, vice president of operations at Bay, says the addition will also help make the gymnasium fit in better with the look of the overall campus.
“Aesthetically it blends, this new addition, with the other buildings. So, for the first time the YMCA, athletic building will actually look like the rest of campus,” said Williams.
This is phase one of Bay’s project. Phase two will include a new entrance to the gymnasium for fans to enter basketball games. Northern Lights YMCA is also expected to make plans for changes at its facility.
Funds have been pledged by the Hannahville Indian Community to make the renovations.