Adams State offers info session on High Altitude Training Center

(02-18-2013)

Adams State University invites interested community members to an information session on its High Altitude Training Center, Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Banquet Room A130 (just off of First St.) No permits are required to park on university lots after 5 p.m. Adams State has requested a height variance for the air-supported structure that will be reviewed by the Alamosa Planning Commission Board on Feb. 27.

The information session will review the variance request, display architectural renderings of the building, and summarize findings of studies about the building and surrounding environment.

Plans call for construction this summer of the 85,000 square-foot High Altitude Training Center, to be located immediately west of the Plachy Hall parking lot on Sunset. The facility will be a "bubble" - an air-supported dome structure made of vinyl coated polyester fabric.

The center will feature a 200-meter, 8-lane track with a synthetic rubber surface that provides high quality shock absorption, skid resistance, force reduction, and overall comfort for athletes. The center will also have ample space for jumps, vaults, and throwing events, as well as spectator seating, and public restrooms. A state-of-the-art auto timing device and timing scoreboard will be installed.

By Julie Waechter