Stadium work to close Voltaire Street entrance for a year
by Scott Hopkins
Published - 08/22/12 - 02:30 PM | 2829 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Point Loma Pointers will play five home football games this year on their new turf field. Dozens of other events will draw people to Pete Ross Stadium as spectators and participants. But there’s a catch.

All those fans and hundreds of students who use the Voltaire Street entrance to the school on a daily basis will have to use an alternate route.

Ground was broken Aug. 20 on the long-awaited stadium entry building, forcing the closure of the entrance for the entire 2012-13 school year. 

School officials have been busy making plans to create alternate entry paths and ticket sales for events.

Parking will be offered in the school’s Clove Street lot on the southeast corner of campus and on area streets. Current plans call for limiting parking in front of the school gym and tennis courts to those with handicapped placards.

The ticket booth will be physically relocated to a spot adjacent to the Lee Trepanier Gym near the stadium scoreboard, where all fans will be required to enter.

Temporary restrooms will be in use for the current school year.

When finished, perhaps in time for the class of 2013’s graduation, the new multi-million-dollar facility at the Voltaire Street entrance will contain a new ticket office, restrooms and snack bar facilities.

A pathway will be kept open at football games for fans to purchase food and beverages from the current snack bar, which will become additional storage area after the new facility is completed.

Pointer fans have been forced to use a collection of blue portable restrooms since the stadium’s restroom building was condemned and ordered to be torn down several years ago.

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