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Representatives from Cerro Coso Community College, The Kern Community College District, and S.C. Anderson, the contractor, present shovels during the recent groundbreaking held at the college. CCCC photo

Cerro Coso breaks ground on Sports Complex renovations

Cerro Coso Community College Jeffrey Lenk–

The Cerro Coso Community College is thrilled to announce the official start of construction on their Outdoor Sports Complex Renovation. The college hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 14th, at 10:30 am.

The project will significantly enhance the spectator experience for sports fans across Ridgecrest. We are building new grandstands, clubhouses, and press boxes at our baseball and softball diamonds. Our new field house will include concessions and new restroom facilities. These new facilities will make Cerro Coso the premier spot for local sports.

Our players also benefit significantly from this renovation by adding a new player development room and locker rooms. The renovation is scheduled to be completed in June of 2025.

“I am so excited to be breaking ground on this renovation project. These facility upgrades represent a key part of our plan to expand our services to everyone in our community. I can’t wait to invite everyone to see the finished product and watch some games together.” said Dr. Sean Hancock, President of Cerro Coso Community College.

The groundbreaking ceremony included representatives from Cerro Coso Community College, The Kern Community College District, and S.C. Anderson, the contractor awarded the work.

This $18 Million renovation project is funded by Measure J, a Kern Community College District Bond Measure approved by voters in 2016. Measure J provided the district with critical funding needed to expand and enhance our ability to serve our communities.

Money from the measure has previously been used to fund upgrades at the Cerro Coso Lecture Hall and renovate the Cerro Coso gymnasium. Future use of the funds includes repairing and resurfacing parking lots and College Heights Blvd.