Clearing up some confusion on the new Chaffey gym

The new gymnasium at Chaffey College will likely not be ready for use when the Panther men’s and women’s basketball teams begin Foothill Conference play on Jan. 6.

Interim athletic director Carl Beach said he hopes that the new veune will be ready ”some time” in January but there are too many variables to be able to set a target date right now.

The structurs is completed as previously reported. There are details such at striping, landscaping and other minor details that are being tended too now.

The biggest factor will be when the facility is ready for a walk-though by an inspector. Then there will be modifications that may have to be made depending on what the inspection reveals. A major problem would result in a longer delay.

So the school is proceeding like it will be playing in the old facility until fiurther notice.