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TYNGSBORO, MA – The Tyngsboro Sports Center has opened and is the newest state-of-the-art sports facility developed by Owner Darryl Wickens, following his original location on Progressive Ave.

The facility houses two multi-use hard surface courts and two turf fields to accommodate a multitude of sports activities such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey and more. The center also includes a full mezzanine for overhead viewing, a bar/pub opening this spring, and the most modern air and ventilation systems to ensure a comfortable environment for the athletes and spectators.

BARNES buildings was brought on board following their successful completion of Wickens’ first facility. BARNES delivered and installed the entire steel package, which included the installation of the following features:

  • Approximately 73,000 s/f encapsulates two large clear spans covering the double field area and basketball courts, including mezzanine areas for viewing and services.
  •  Standing seam insulated metal roof and insulated metal wall panel systems.

Tony Barnes, Vice President of Operations at BARNES buildings said, “We knew we had limited time to complete the project, and wanted to ensure our second iteration in Tyngsboro exceeded Darryl’s expectations of our ongoing partnership…our guys made it happen and we’re very pleased with the final outcome.”

Tyngsboro Sports Center Owner, Darryl Wickens stated, “This was our second facility that Barnes constructed and it couldn’t have gone better.  The quality of workmanship and care in making sure the building went up correctly and safely were evident throughout.  We were under a tight timeline, and Barnes’ crew put it up on time and on a budget.”

Wickens will continue to run his existing facility on Progress Ave with a longer-term plan to sell or lease the initial facility, and then add an additional 63,000 square feet of space at the newest location on Potash Hill.



BARNES buildings is a steel construction specialist and has been serving contractors, developers and owners since 1996. They furnish and erect Engineered Steel / Metal Building Systems, Fabricated Structural & Miscellaneous Iron, and Insulated Metal Wall & Roof Systems.

As a single source provider BARNES can supply their customer with a complete Building System Envelope inclusive of Design, Steel Framing, Metal Walls and Roofing, along with any fabricated miscellaneous iron products required.

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