Lake-Lehman School District has a $3.7 million contract for the completion of an athletic facility improvements project that will add new multi-sport fields on the high school campus by the football stadium.

The school board approved a design/build contract Monday with Keystone Sports Construction in Exton through the state COSTARS program, a cooperative purchasing program to leverage contracts with pricing established by the state Department of General Services.

Superintendent James McGovern reviewed the project during Monday’s virtual meeting and explained the needs and benefits for the project. The improvements will increase opportunities for athletes to be seen by colleges and increase revenue for the district through hosting and rental fees, McGovern said.“

Many of our current fields when the spring comes are almost unusable due to the amount of water that they hold,” McGovern said.

The project involves the addition of two multi-purpose fields with artificial turf and two grass fields. The band will no longer have to practice in the parking lot, McGovern added.

A $4 million bond from last year and refinancing of prior debt will fund the athletic facility project, and it won’t increase annual debt costs, McGovern said.