Originally built in the 1960s, Albert Lea Area Schools’ Hammer Complex had served its students, staff, and community well for several decades. Ultimately, the district outgrew the facility and key updates were needed to improve ADA accessibility and spectator visibility. The planning process, in collaboration with ISG, resulted in a successful $24.6 million voter-approved referendum in May 2018. The new complex, approximately 40 acres, boasts a 40,000 square foot fieldhouse, an artificial turf football field and stadium, a concessions area, two soccer fields, and two softball and baseball diamonds. The complex will serve the Albert Lea area well for generations to come.
ICS provided planning, pre-referendum communications, owner’s representation, and technical services for this effort.
Photography credit: ISG
- 40 acres
- September 2020
- Planning, pre-referendum communications, owner's representation, and technical services
- Ryan Hoffman, Todd Wetzel, Raeann Wynn, and Dana Fontaine
- ISG and the Joseph Company