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City of Winter Haven to Celebrate Grand Opening of AdventHealth Fieldhouse

Posted December 30th, 2019

The City of Winter Haven invites the public to attend the official grand opening of the AdventHealth Fieldhouse at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020.  The celebration will begin at the West Entrance of this new and improved multi-use complex located at 210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard. Once the doors are officially opened, the public can take a self-guided tour to learn more about this iconic facility.  City staff will be on hand to answer questions, and register those interested in participating in activities and obtaining a membership. For more information, please call the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department at 291-5656.

ABOUT ADVENTHEALTH FIELDHOUSE AT CHAIN OF LAKES PARK

This project included a comprehensive redesign and long-term redevelopment of this 69+ acre site owned by the City of Winter Haven. In December of 2017, the City engaged a team of consultants lead by Straughn Trout Architects to begin the renovation of the landmark Chain O’Lakes Complex facility and design its iconic expansion now known as the AdventHealth Fieldhouse at Chain of Lakes Park. With a prime location along U.S. Route 17 and Cypress Gardens Boulevard, it distinguishes a primary gateway to the city and serves as a major regional destination and catalyst for continued public and private development.

The Fieldhouse design is centered around a new 58,400 square foot multi-use gymnasium space with a second-floor observation area suitable for large sports competitions and activities (such as basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading, etc.), and other similar convention-related regional events, gatherings and banquets. Facility attributes that support these functions include meeting rooms and classrooms, locker rooms, laundry, and storage spaces. A double-height entry concourse space provides a central information desk, as well as a connected concession area and serving window, a new public fitness/exercise area, new recreational offices, shared restroom facilities, and renovated portions of the existing Complex facility. Additionally, a new vehicle drop-off drive on the west side serves as a complimentary new entry to a new two-story stair and elevator lobby and box office space. This area improves accessibility to upper levels, and includes a new connection corridor to the theater lobby in the existing building.

This facility took one year to build and was funded by the City of Winter Haven in partnership with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners and the Polk County Tourist Development Council.