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Westminster Christian Academy holds groundbreaking for new gym

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-09 20:22:06-04

Students at Westminster Christian Academy in Lafayette will soon have a brand new gymnasium to enjoy.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for the gym, which the school says is "the next big step toward Westminster's effort to truly transcend and transform the athletic program as well as campus life for the entire student body."

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The 13,862 square foot gym will seat 380 fans in the bleachers and have space for an additional 220-seat bleacher section to be added in the future. It will be equipped with locker rooms and will add 110 parking spaces to the campus. As the school grows, the facility is capable of a future 4,000 square foot addition of weight rooms, offices, and locker rooms.

School officials say the gym will serve the Westminster community for activities and will be available to serve the area by offering the space to local partners that might enjoy its use.

"This facility is going to be so much more than a gym. It's going to be a campus life center, it's going to be a out reach center, it's going to be where we host dances, and basketball events, and volleyball events, and cheer competitions, graduations," explained Josh Proffitt, Board President for WCA's Lafayette and Opelousas campuses. "It's really going to be the center of our campus life here at WCA Lafayette and for that I'm super excited."

Westminster plans on having the new gym complete and open for the 2022-2023 school year.

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