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Time for ribbon-cutting ceremony at fieldhouse moved up

May 2, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — In order to accommodate more time for tours of the Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse during Friday’s grand opening celebration, officials have moved the ribbon-cutting ceremony to shortly after 5 p.m.

The ribbon-cutting previously had been scheduled for 6 p.m. The grand opening ceremony runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

“This is going to be a family-friendly event,” said fieldhouse general manager Ed Catalfamo. “In addition to the tours, there will be food, games, a bounce house and entertainment.”

The 126,000-square-foot structure includes a 76,000-square foot artificial turf floor that includes regulation football and soccer fields for use by the River Valley High School Dust Devils and Mohave High School Thunderbirds as well as tournaments. An interlocking removable cover over the field also can be used for school, athletic, community and commercial events. Basketball courts fit over the turf cover.

For the grand opening, the field will be set up for a variety of sports activities, both with and without the turf covers. Adjacent to the main concourse, classrooms that can double as meeting rooms will be set up showing how they can be used for students, receptions and conferences.

In addition to the fieldhouse’s concession stands, food trucks will be selling refreshments.

When not in use by the Colorado River Union High School District, the fieldhouse will be available for other athletic, academic, community and commercial uses.

The fieldhouse is at 3663 Bullhead Parkway, just west of Highway 95 and northwest of Mohave Crossroads shopping center.