Since the establishment of the Canyon Springs High School Campus some 30 years ago, the community had hoped for a modern athletic stadium where they can host competitive sports programs, home athletic events, marching band field competitions, school graduations, and community events. The Moreno Valley Unified School District came through for the community with the passage of local bond Measure M. The District’s school board and executive cabinet selected GO Architects, Inc., AMG & Associates, and Erickson-Hall Construction Co. to design and construct this long-awaited and much-needed complex. GO Architects, Inc. collaborated with the campus Community Design Advisory Committee to plan and design this important project.
The existing sports field was nestled in a geographical bowl, which would normally be an obstacle to a cost-effective design, but GO Architects, Inc. and the Community Design Advisory Committee saw this as an opportunity. The hill that bordered and restricted the stadium became an opportunity for an arena-type event center where the bleachers could be built into the hill. Large landscape boulders were placed along the top of the hill along the roadway to increase the safety of students and visitors using the stadium from possible accidents.
The new athletic complex features a new football stadium complete with lighting, bleachers, press boxes, ticket booths, restrooms, and concessions. It also incorporates updated tennis courts, baseball, softball, and soccer fields, and improved parking lots. The Complex is a testament to the Canyon Springs community and evokes a greater standard of living for the people of Moreno Valley.