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Robertson Stadium demolition underway


A new scoreboard was built in 2006 when The Dynamo began playing their home games at Robertson. File photo/The Daily Cougar

A new scoreboard was built in 2006 when The Dynamo began playing their home games at Robertson. File photo/The Daily Cougar

The first phase of the demolition of Robertson Stadium began Sunday with the stripping of the stadium’s interior, a process that is set to continue through next Sunday.

Manhattan Construction Company, which will construct the new stadium, has begun erecting construction fencing surrounding the area, which will be fenced in by Saturday.

Manhattan Construction will work in a joint venture with JTB Services Inc. and Lindamood Demolition for the project. For students and faculty, it will result in the loss of 2,020 parking spots by Sunday. In order to mitigate the loss of these spaces, students and faculty are encouraged to use the 2,300 spaces provided in the recent opening of the Stadium Garage.

Major demolition of the stadium will begin on Dec. 10 with the tearing down of the southeast concession stand, which will symbolize the start of the demolition.

The stadium demolition is projected to last six to eight weeks.

The Athletics Department will have a webcam available on www.UHCougars.com to track the progress, and anyone can view the project in person from the rooftop of the stadium parking garage.

The Cougars are set to open their new state-of-the-art facility in August 2014.

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