Kellogg Community College has embarked on the new construction of their athletic facility, the Miller Physical Education Building, after breaking ground Wednesday at their Battle Creek campus.

The building is set to open for the 2018-2019 school year and will contain dedicated space for KCC's physical education curriculum in a modernized facility. The building will also host Bruins volleyball and basketball contests.

Following an approved capital millage by local voters in 2012, Kellogg Community College is expected to pay and estimated $10 million for the project.

The original Miller Building was built in 1966 and closed last December. According to KCC, the original building also contained a time capsule that was in the cornerstone. Late newspaper publisher Robert Miller, president of the Miller Foundation who helped fund the original building, had placed it there. New artifacts are expected to be added to the time capsule and placed in the new facility.

Kellogg Community College will continue to hold their volleyball and basketball games for the 2017-2018 season at the Battle Creek Central Fieldhouse. Physical education classes will be at the Battle Creek YMCA Multi-Sports Center.

BONUS VIDEO - Here's the original Miller Building being taken down in March...

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