Southern’s Student Association (SA) Senate is building a new outdoor basketball court by the lower tennis courts in field four, next to the track.
SA originally confirmed plans for the project last semester and intended to complete it this summer, according to an earlier Accent article.
However, SA Executive Vice President Kenneth Bautista, a junior business management major, said there were delays due to weather conditions and the Bietz Center for Student Life construction. Bautista said there is hope that the courts will be finished some time this semester.
According to Hulsey Wellness Center Facilities Manager Darin Bissell, the company constructing the project has been communicating with Plant Services since the start of construction, which began on September 6, Bissell said.
Bautista said the funds for this project came from the SA contingency fund, which can only be used for projects created by students, according to an earlier Accent article. Bissell expects courts to be used soon with 3-on-3 tournaments and open recreation.