P building pushes City forward

Donovan Terblanche

Donovan Terblanche
City Times

Improving San Diego City College athletics – a tough task that was four years in the planning and over a year to complete the building. The proposal to improve the P building into a state-of-the-art modern feature has its roots in Propositions S and N.

City College is close on a century old and once the renovations are complete and the hard work is over, the P building will reopen in October.

The faculty who had the vision and foresight to realize that it was imperative that the campus upgrade the athletic facilities at City College have fought long and hard to make this dream a reality. It is now under the guidance of the Athletics Director Kathy McGinnis, the workhorse behind the athletics department.

“It’s going to be a state-of-the-art facility,” McGinnis said.

The P building will consist of Exercise Science classes, and be fitted out with facilities that will bring it into the 21st century. It will consist of teaching stations and rooms that will incorporate numerous activities along with offices, locker rooms, a state of the art weight room along with cardio and kickboxing.

Community colleges do not offer scholarships like four-year schools, and the young men and women who attend here do so for the love of the game and as an acknowledgement to the great coaching staff we have at City College.

The new P building will host a variety of modern features such as an up to date medical center with a doctor’s office. It will have spinning, yoga and martial arts classes keeping up with the trend of modern worldwide sports. These new activities offered will make City College a first-class destination for future students and assist in their decision of what school to attend. The new facility will include boxing bags, speed bags and weight training.

With the new era of the P building City College will be able to host opposition teams more comfortably and are looking forward to starting an athletic team, with a limited focus on track events.

City College is a full service sports facility and the new P building will have a laundry facility and equipment maintenance room.

The new P building is an extension of the campus, although across the street it is an integral part of City College and the classes on offer will be far more enjoyable and appreciated in the new complex. Students are encouraged to go over and support our teams the City Knights, as the young men and women who participate in the variety of sports on offer are brilliant athletes who would appreciate your support.

Along with the renovation of the P building, it is hoped to relay the tennis courts as the tennis team grows in strength.

The P building will make locker rooms more accessible to the tennis and softball team as they currently have to use old dilapidated rooms.

Another feature will be the media room, in which teams will be able to go over tape of the opposition as all professional teams do, the current viewing room is small and a larger viewing room will be greatly appreciated as the time spent in there runs into countless hours.