Board Hears Presentation on Proposed Mustang All-Sports Complex

February 28, 2014 (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District Board of Education met at the Administration Building for their regular February meeting on Monday where ICSD Activities Director, Rob Arnold, and Head Football coach, Brandon Krusey, gave an enticing presentation of a future Mustang All-Sports Complex.

Long Range Site Plan

Long Range Site Plan

In line with the School Board’s #5 goal of creating and sustaining an exemplary activities department, Arnold and Krusey presented the long range vision of a single campus; an All-Sports Complex that would offer many amenities in one convenient location.  Arnold explained that, “Looking at the proposed long range site plan, you can see we would have all of the ICSD outdoor activities on the single campus.  This plan includes the bus garage, tennis courts, softball/baseball diamonds, and additional parking.  It would also include a road that connects the All-Sports Complex to the rest of the school campus.”

The estimated project cost is $2.8 million ($500,000 for Turf, $300,000 for Tennis Courts, $1,750,000 for the Baseball/Softball Fields and $250,000 for the new Roadway/Parking Lot). The source of funds for the project includes $1.1 million coming from the SILO/PPEL Funds and the remaining $1.7 million coming from Private Donations/Grants.

The ‘Final Push’ breaks down the donations needed to fulfill the $1.7 million sought from donors:

  • $500,000 already informally pledged from one donor
  • $250,000 already informally pledged from one donor
  • $400,000 in savings from in-kind donors
  • $550,000 needed from other cash donors and grants
    • Seeking one additional donor at $250,000complex 2
    • Seeking one additional donor at $100,000
    • Seeking one additional donor at $50,000
    • Seeking four additional donors at $25,000
    • Several small donors and grants for remainder
    • Fundraising overseen by the Mustang Foundation, Inc.

Arnold and Krusey concluded the presentation by stating that, “Our goal is to balance our top notch indoor facilities with top of the line outdoor facilities. The ‘Final Push’ for the All-Sports Complex will provide our athletes and students with exemplary facilities to help achieve Board Goal #5 and better market our district to potential families.”

For more information on the Mustang All-Sports Complex, please contact Activities Director, Rob Arnold, at or 319.334.7400.


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