SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls School Board has approved a $4.7 million contract for a new field house at Howard Wood Field.

The project includes updated locker rooms and shower facilities, meeting space, and space for athletic trainers to work.

Construction is expected to begin this summer, following the state track meet. The facility should be ready for the fall 2017 football season.

The project was first scheduled in 2012 but the school district ran into financial roadblocks including state budget cuts and initial bids that came in too high.

The existing field house was built about 50 years ago and remodeled about 30 years ago.

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