The new Bessemer City High School is a sleek, contemporary 215,000 SF facility perched on the high point of a 72-acre site. The main school building incorporates a curved steel roof and is clad with three shades of brick. Large expanses of glass wrap the L-shaped massive concourse connecting the three academic wings, arts, and athletics. The school accommodates 1,500 students with a 760-seat auditorium and a combination PE / competition gym which seats 1,500 for basketball games. The facility also has large choral, band, and jazz rehearsal spaces and a two-story career tech wing. On site with the main school are a new synthetic turf football stadium seating 4,500, a nine-lane track, a new restroom / concessions building, and a spacious new field house at the end zone of the new field. Also on site are a new baseball field and press box as well as a new softball field and press box / concessions building. The main school building was completed and occupied in early 2010, and the athletic facilities were completed in time for the 2010 football season.