Wittenberg demolishes part of football stadium


UPDATE @ 1 p.m.: The Wittenberg press box was demolished today.

The press box fell backward after three attempts.

FIRST REPORT: Wittenberg University will take the next step in construction of a $40 million indoor athletic facility today when it demolishes the press box that has long stood over Edwards-Maurer Field.

RELATED: Wittenberg breaks ground on $40M complex designed to lure students

The demolition is scheduled to begin about 12:30 p.m. today.

“For whatever it’s worth, it’s maybe not aesthetically pleasing, but it’s kind of a tradition at Witt,” said football coach Joe Fincham last fall of the press box. “I’ll be sad to see it go.”

MORE COVERAGE: New Wittenberg president wants stronger ties with Springfield

The Springfield News-Sun will live broadcast the demolition of the press box on its Facebook page.



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