Canes Kick Off a New Season with a New Field House


Talib Mitchell, Writer

Cartersville High School’s football team opened the season with a scrimmage against Dalton and many fans’ first glimpse at a new field house. Construction began last fall and the football team and coaches moved in a few weeks into this school year.

With continued expansion of the team, the construction was desperately needed. The old field house is thirty years old. The equipment was dated and space was tight. The field house accommodates all other sports, as well, giving Cartersville’s athletes the opportunity to get bigger, faster, and stronger.  

The new space has a weight room close to double the size of the old one — and compared to the makeshift weight room they used all summer — it is like a breath of fresh. There is a greater variety of weight equipment present, which is important so student athletes can work out in a multitude of wayskeeping their bodies healthier and more flexible and preventing them from getting used to a single type of workout. 

The field house cost around $3 million and was built with SPLOST funds (a financing method for funding capital outlay projects in the U.S. state of Georgia). Coaches and students, alike, seem to really enjoy the new technology. Along with the sound system (which gives the students energy and makes them excited to work out), there are also multiple big screens, which coaches use to review footage with players and other coaches during film sessions.  

While there are still some small technical details to go before the field house is entirely complete, the school and teams are using it regularly during the day and on Friday nights.   

If you haven’t done so already, make your way down to one of the football games and check out the new field house!