Scenes From Sullivan Field House Ribbon Cutting And Tour

Los Alamos High School track standout Helen Chavez cuts the ribbon Monday on the new Sullivan Field House. The ceremony officially opens the 7,000 square foot facility for use just as the sports season gets the green light from the governor to proceed. Photo by John McHale/

Officials gather Monday for the ribbon cutting ceremony held on the sidewalk in front of the Sullivan Field House on Diamond Drive. A tour utilizing COVID-19 protocols of social distancing and mask wearing followed the ceremony and included the new Press Box and remodeled Track Storage Shed. The new Sullivan Field House includes locker rooms for home and away teams, concessions, ticket booths, a spirit store, public restrooms, a training room and 1,000 square-feet of storage. The new facility supports not only sports teams and the Topper Band but also high school physical education classes. Photo by John McHale/

School Board President Melanie Colgan speaks at the ceremony. Photo by John McHale/

County Council Chair Randall Ryti addresses the small gathering. Photo by John McHale/

Athletic Director Ann Stewart speaks at Monday’ event. Photo by John McHale/

Pole vaulting poles stored in the rack at left in the track and field equipment storage room, which was formerly public restrooms. Photo by John McHale/

School Board Vice President Ellen Specter, left, Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and Athletic Director Ann Stewart tour the new trainer’s room with direct access to the field. Photo by John McHale/

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, left, and County Council Chair Randall Ryti review the Topper dressing room with restrooms and showers. Photo by John McHale/

Council Chair Randall Ryti checks out the concession stand featuring the new Topper Grill, which is a welcome addition for all. After closing its doors, the Reel Deal movie theater donated its equipment to the concession stand. Photo by John McHale/