Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening for Ohlone College Soccer Field

Soccer field project part of overall athletic fields’ effort for the campus

Fremont, California – December 2016Representatives from Ohlone College, Gilbane Building Company, and other local officials were on hand for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Ohlone College Soccer Field on November 9, 2016 located on the Fremont Campus on Mission Boulevard.  Gilbane Building Company, a leader in construction services, was the construction manager for the project.

rsd16_086_0167aThe soccer field project was part of an overall effort to update the athletic fields on the campus for safety, accessibility and playability. The soccer field, which was  displaced by the installation of the photovoltaic system, was relocated to the north of the softball field.  Work included installation of synthetic turf, new spectator seating, scoreboards, and team-rooms.  The project provides a centrally located field-house which will serve grounds maintenance, athlete training staff and event operations.

“Here we are in such a beautiful setting on the Fremont campus celebrating the importance of this new facility for the College.  After having to use off-site fields for several years, the new soccer field brings this important sport to the athletic department back on campus.” said Joel Heyne, Project Executive, Gilbane Building Company “Our team is very thankful to have participated in this important project from initiation, through design and construction, and all the way to this fantastic event.”

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.