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A graphic of the outdoor facilities at the new Alexandria high school that will open in 2014 includes a synthetic turf field surrounded by a nine-lane track. Twelve tennis courts, two baseball fields, four softball fields and six multi-use fields will allow Alexandria to host multiple events at the same site on the same day. (Image provided by Cuninhgam Group)

High school sports facility enhancement is a go

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First class, a wow factor - those are just a few of the phrases being used to describe the facilities that Alexandria athletes will have at their disposal in 2014.

When District 206 voters passed the bond referendum last September to build a new high school, they were already guaranteeing those athletes a better home. From there, a small group headed by Alexandria Activities Director David Hartmann asked what it would take to turn those better facilities into the best.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
(320) 763-1229
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