Architectural Plans

Thornton Academy’s new athletic complex will be the premier indoor athletic facility among Maine high schools.

Our goal of serving the athletic and recreational needs of all Thornton Academy students, as well as adding a community resource, will be met.

The 40,000 sq. ft. field house will dramatically increase the number of students who can access indoor athletic space. The field house will provide practice space for teams throughout the year, as well as provide an early season training venue for spring sports teams. The space will be flexible enough to provide multiple courts for tennis, volleyball, and basketball. A five-lane indoor track will provide a year-round exercise venue for students, staff, and the community at large.

Join us in supporting the athletic complex capital campaign and help Thornton Academy build the future!

For the win logo with victory bell

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See the future field house!


I grew up attending and playing high school basketball games at TA’s Linnell Gymnasium where so many great TA athletes have competed.  The tradition of athletics at TA remains strong and vibrant. It’s now time to renovate Linnell Gymnasium and add a field house built to today’s standards.

eric purvis '81, chair, board of trustees 

Archictectural drawing of the proposed field house
architectural drawing of the new field house