Divine Child Athletic Complex – Dearborn, MI

Fast Facts:

  • Original field was built in1958 and modified over the years
  • Track is a state of the art running surface
  • 1375 home seats /482 visiting seats
  • 113,000 SF synthetic turf
  • Field accommodates football, soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse
  • Track and field accommodates 8 running lanes, and all field events for high school track competitions
  • State-of-the art field lighting
    • Energy efficient
    • Limited spill and glare to residential properties
      outside of the field
    • Remote control and monitoring systems
  • New multi-purpose scoreboard
  • Updated sound and security cameras throughout the complex

KIRCO MANIX is please to announce the recent opening of the Divine Child Alumni Athletic Complex in Dearborn, MI.  KIRCO MANIX began preconstruction planning and budgeting for this project in late 2014, assisting Divine Child in making preparations to bring the master planned vision for the community to life.

Divine Child’s campus previously held a grass field originally built in 1958. Due to the wear and tear of numerous fall sports using the field, varsity outdoor teams have had to hold home games at a nearby public school for many years.

KIRCO MANIX created a master schedule that would allow construction to commence on the new athletic complex while costs were coordinated with ongoing parish fundraising that was underway at the time. The original scope of work was limited to the funds Divine Child had on hand as of the first quarter of 2016. Design was completed in Q2 2016, and construction began on the new athletic complex in Mid April of 2016.

The original project scope included a new athletic field with synthetic turf, a new running track, bleachers, a gateway entrance structure and limited gathering space.

The combination of KIRCO MANIX’s value engineering with additional parish fundraising allowed the project to afford additional scope, expanding the work to include complete field lighting, a completed plaza gathering area and a press box which fulfilled the full vision for the master planned project.

Construction of the new Alumni Athletic Complex was completed in time for the high school varsity football team’s first home-game of the fall season in August 2016.

The master plan calls for two additional facilities, a home-team locker room/maintenance building and a visitor team locker room/concession building. The work completed has been constructed in such a way that there will be minimal interruption when the two new buildings are constructed.