Small town with great gym and field house
Trinidad, a Texas rural community of 1100 and school district with about 300 students, has been using its Monolithic Dome gymnasium and field house for about seven years now, since its completion in October 2004.
Trinidad’s gymnasium is 130 feet in diameter and sits on a 16-foot stemwall, for a total height of 40 feet. This 13,266-square-foot gym seats 800 and has a beautiful, wood parquet floor. It was designed by Rick Crandall and built by Monolithic Constructors, Inc., starting in May of 2004 and completing in October of that same year.
They host sporting events and graduations in their Monolithic Dome. According to Athletic Director Kevin Ray, they rented their Monolithic Dome to a martial arts clinic once and have opened it as a tornado shelter for their town.
Ray said that when visitors come to their facility, they are WOWED! by it and have visited other Monolithic Domes in anticipation of building one for their schools.
Trinidad ISD also has a field house that includes locker rooms for the Trinidad Trojans and visiting teams, showers and restrooms for the teams, public restrooms, a service area utility room, upper floor storage and a concession area.
The field house is 41 feet in diameter on an 8-foot stemwall and has a total of 1700 square feet of floor space. The gym and field house design are referred to as an Orion.
Ray said that they have been extremely happy with their Monolithic Domes.