Supporters of Hamilton High School’s new sports complex braved a little drizzle Tuesday afternoon to participate in celebratory groundbreaking photo opportunity.

Work will get underway next week on the facility that will include a synthetic-turf football and soccer field, bleachers and a new track. Hamilton School District Superintendent Tom Korst said the new field will be similar to the University of Montana softball field. The hope is the project will be completed in time to host at least a few games next fall.

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The project was approved as part of a $9.75 million bond passed last year in May. 

Korst was joined by Hamilton High School administrators Eric Larson, Dan Kimzey and Joel Stubbor to turn the first ground at the site. Hamilton High School football, soccer and track athletes grabbed shovels and put on hard hats to have their photograph taken at the groundbreaking celebration.