Marshall Fundamental School’s New Gymnasium Complex Is the Biggest in Pasadena

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Story and Photography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS

7:38 pm | December 16, 2016


Marshall Fundamental Secondary School celebrated the launch of its brand new 24,500 square foot sports complex hailed as the biggest in Pasadena at a festive ribbon cutting ceremony on campus Friday.

“The new sports complex delivers enhanced opportunities for the students of Marshall Fundamental to develop intellectually, socially, and physically into graduates prepared for college and careers,” said Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald. “The new facilities support the concurrent pursuit of excellence in academics and athletics that will lead to the formation of future generations of well-rounded students ready to lead us into the 21st century.”

The $11.5 million sports complex includes a 12,300 square foot gymnasium area with three full-size basketball courts, team rooms, restrooms, storage, classrooms, and administrative offices.

“We are grateful to the community for their support of Marshall. This regal building is a symbol of our strong traditions and our promising future,” said Marshall Principal Dr. Mark Anderson. “It’s the largest gym in Pasadena,” he added.

Facilities include six new tennis courts. Construction upgrades were also made to the school’s existing gymnasium and its dance studios, locker rooms, and classrooms.

The project was designed by ML Architects with the Nazerian Group as the general contractor.

“This is certainly wonderful. I just want to thank the Board of Education for its vision and support. I also want to thank the families, the students, the teachers and the staff. But most of all I want to thank the community for having passed this measure TT fund that provided the funds for the facility,” explained McDonald.

Construction of the sports complex was funded by Measure TT, the $350 million school bond initiative approved by voters in 2008.

“There’s a lot of pride in this school that the kids get to play in an equitable gym and to have the facilities for physical education. It’s just a great part of the community and to be here tonight and to be a part of it is wonderful,” said Anderson.

Marshall serves more than 2,000 students in grades 6-12 and currently fields more than 20 active sports teams including football, basketball, volleyball, cross country, tennis, soccer, golf, baseball, softball, and track and field.

More information on Measure TT can be found at www.measurett.org.