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