The new Chelsea Stadium is only a few weeks from being completed and put into use, school officials said this week.
Facilities Director Joe Cooney said the rainy weather has slowed down the surfacing of the track, but that most everything else in the long-awaited Stadium project is completed.
“We’re getting very close,” he said. “When it’s done, it’s going to look dynamite.”
The football field is completely done, he said, but the track has been tricky.
Already there has been a base coat of asphalt put down, but the rubberized surface on the track cannot be placed down in the rain – which pretty much means it has been delayed for quite some due to the deluge that has been seen lately.
He said there are two layers of rubberized surface, and that when it is done, it will be a very fast track for the runners.
The only other things outstanding are the conduits for the lights, permanent bathrooms, and bleacher improvements.
He said they have to complete the project by early May because graduation is taking place on the new field on June 9.