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Herrnstein Field Before-During-After

A gallery of photos of Herrnstein Field Athletic Complex renovation

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    This album is dedicated to the transformation of Herrnstein Field. Work began in May of 2013. This was a shot of the press box honoring the four seniors during the 2012 Football season.
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    The following are pictures taken of the press box and home stands before the 2012 football season... displaying reasons why the renovation was necessary.
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    The grass field will be replaced by a synthetic surface to be installed by Pro Grass. No more need to paint the filed surface or maintain the grass through mowing and watering.
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    A final shot of the home stand on groundbreaking day in May 2013.
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    Piping stacked for drainage under the new surface.
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    The early days of excavation of the top soil to prepare for field installation.
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    A view of the cement curbing molded for the inner turns of the existing track surface.
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    New Wednesday July 17, 2013
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    New Wednesday July 17, 2013
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    New Wednesday July 17, 2013
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    New Wednesday July 17, 2013
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    New Wednesday July 17, 2013
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    New Wednesday July 17, 2013
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    New Wednesday July 17, 2013
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    The visitor's side leaching for run off water for the field.
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    A look at where the former grandstand once stood.
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    Level ground in the north end zone.
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    A look toward Arch Street from the Worthington Elementary side of Herrnstein Field.
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    From the northwest corner.
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    A look at the foundation work for the new home side stands.
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    The new electrical lines for the press box.
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    There's a cement curb between the track and what will be the playing surface. The wood border is to attach the carpet.
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    The practice field looks as plush as ever!
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    A closer look at the practice field.
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    The drainage lining to be placed above a black tarp to be laid.
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    The drainage will run to the leaching along the sidelines.
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    Another load of stone.
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    In the background, the Cavs begin condition drills.
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    Inside the field house, another upgrade. Stadium seating in the team room.
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    67 seats for the team to review film, hold meetings and study their playbooks.
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    The first flex roll of drainage gets laid on gravel on August 1st.
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    the dirt gets covered by rolls of filtration sheeting (like what landscapers use to build a barrier between the soil and gravel, keeping the two resources s.eparated to drain properly
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    The sheeting is rolled, then the sections are secured with a spread of gravel.
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    A view of the gravel spread over the sheeting on the home side of Herrnstein Field.
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    More sheeting and gravel on standby.
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    The first layer of gravel goes down Friday August 2nd.
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    The dozer makes sure the layer is level. Photo added 8-3-13
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    The south end zone. Note the black top which fills the infield of the curve to Bob and Phil Bobo Track which has been done on both ends. Photo added 8-3-13
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    Elements of the process means an interesting peel to the track surface. Photo added 8-3-13
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    More track surface debris. Photo added 8-3-13
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    A side view of the foundation for the home side stands. Photo added 8-3-13
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    The gravel that was placed in certain areas around the grandstand in the early 1990s necessitated such signs... which have now lost their purpose. Photo added 8-3-13
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    Forms for the foundation setting. Photo added 8-3-13
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    A closer look. Photo added 8-3-13
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    The view from behind where the new home stands will be. Photo added 8-3-13
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    From the northwest corner of the field. Photo added 8-3-13
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    A portion of the former scoreboard. Photo added 8-3-13
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    The Victory Rock dedicated by the Class of 2006. The marker was temporarily moved to make way for the renovation. Photo added 8-3-13
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    Looking south from Worthington Elementary end of the field. Photo added 8-3-13
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    Prepared area for a concrete sidewalk for the Cavs' entrance to Herrnstein Field from the field house. Photo added 8-3-13
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    A Cavalier's view headed to the field. Photo added 8-3-13
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    Workers finished laying cement in what was an awkward area to maintain before. Photo added 8-3-13
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    The sign which used to adorn the former press box. Photo added 8-3-13
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    A ground level view of the final layer of limestone base. Photo added 08-08-13
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    Brent Comer, a subcontractor for Pro Grass drags the limestone base. Photo added 08-08-13
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    Photo taken 08-08-13
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    Underneath what will be the home side bleachers, prep work continues by Sunrush Construction. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    The view from behind the filler dirt for the tier forms. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    A final steam roll of the limestone. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    The crew providing the synthetic turf. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    The turf was produced at Pro Grass' home facility, cut into sections and then delivered to Chillicothe for installation. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    The numbers to be sewn into the field. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    A front loader runs a long pole into each roll for unloading. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    A roll of "carpet" making its way into the athletic complex. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    Truckload number 1. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    Truckload number 2 awaits delivery. Photo taken 08-08-13
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    The painted guidelines for laying the turf. Photo added 08-11-13
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    A look from the visitors stands. Photo by Will Brown Photo added 08-11-13
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    Half of the north end zone. Photo by Will Brown Photo added 08-11-13
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    A side view after the first two rolls are laid. Photo by Will Brown Photo added 08-11-13
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    The black underside of the turf. Photo added 08-11-13
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    A close up of the Pro Grass demo sample of turf. Photo added 08-11-13
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    The clamps workers use to move the carpet. Photo added 08-11-13
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    The teeth which grasp the carpet. Photo added 08-11-13
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    Workers reposition the laid sheet of turf. Photo added 08-11-13
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    Double checking the line up between sections. Photo added 08-11-13
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    The sewing machine. Photo added 08-11-13
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    Some of the loose fibers. Photo added 08-11-13
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    Threading the sewing machine. Photo added 08-11-13
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    The length of turf was in place by Monday August 12th, 2013. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Crews also began stripping the asphalt from Bob and Phil Bobo Track. Resurfacing is to take place this week.Photo added 08-13-13
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    The back stretch of track. Photo added 08-13-13
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    The machine used to strip the asphalt from the track surface. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Workers to the right are clearing the green space north of the visiting stands to be replaced by a concrete. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Before the numbers can be placed, they're stenciled and sheared to fit the mold. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Just like the numbers, the yard markers are also sheared in. Photo added 08-13-13
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    The home side yard markers were nearly complete at the time this photo was taken. Photo added 08-13-13
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    The 50 yard line on the home side of Herrnstein Field. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Workers glue the yard marks in place. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Once the hot glue is inserted, a Pro Grass worker lays in the sheet of yard marker. A metal frame is used to make sure the marker is straight. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Pro Grass site superintendent Bob Howison shoots hit glue into the shearing for the yard marker to be inserted. Photo added 08-13-13
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    The home sideline markings in place. The black backing to the right is the stretch of sideline yet to be sewn into place. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Numbers awaiting their new home. Photo added 08-13-13
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    This photo brought to you by the Number 5. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Workers at the north end of Herrnstein Field are making way for the new scoreboard. Photo added 08-13-13
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    A closer look at the track, awaiting resurfacing. Photo added 08-13-13
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    A shot northward along the home side from the south end zone. Photo added 08-13-13
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    From the southwest corner of the south end zone. Photo added 08-13-13
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    Looking up field along the yard markers. Photo added 08-13-13
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    And another view to the north. Photo added 08-13-13
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    The end zone lettering gets stenciled and prepared for installation. The north end zone will read "CHILLICOTHE". Photo taken 08-19-13
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    Members of the Cavalier Club accept the first of five installment checks from Rev. Tim Harris for $100,000. Harris' older brother Rev. Obadiah Harris II presented the check to Robert Harris at mid field. Photo taken 08-19-13
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    Pro Grass workers drag the "S" to the south west corner of the Arch Street end zone. Photo taken 08-19-13
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    The remaining letters "CAVALIER" await positioning. Photo taken 08-19-13
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    Under the Friday night lights, the Cavalier cheerleaders chant "C-A" and fans respond "V-S". These letters are nearly as tall as three cheerleaders high. Photo taken 08-19-13
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    The view from the southeast corner of the end zone. The yellow line is the boundary for the soccer sideline. Photo taken 08-19-13
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    Soon the rubber pellets will be broadcast across the turf. This is the brusher machine which makes sure the pellets find their proper place. Photo added 8-21-13
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    Senior parents mark the entry to the Herrnstein Fieldhouse. Each football will have the 2013 team's senior names. Photo added 8-21-13
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    This is the top of the line of footballs. Photo added 8-21-13
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    In the background on the home side, you'll see the structure for the home stands has arrived. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The pad of concrete beneath the home stands is ready to harden. Photo added 8-21-13
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    This might be the only time this pad will be seen. Once the stands are up it will be incognito. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The support structure for the stands. Photo added 8-21-13
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    All pieces lay ready for assembly. Photo added 8-21-13
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    There will 21 rows of seats stretching from the 30 to 30 yard lines on the home side and an additional 13 rows stretching from the 7.5 to 30 yard lines on either side of the main stands. The home side is expected to seat nearly 2,500 fans. Photo added 8-21-13
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    5 gallon containers of nuts and bolts and other connectors for assembling the stands. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The support structure is in place. Site Superintendent Jim Driggs reports things will really begin to take shape Thursday. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The frame work supports the first 13 rows of seats. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The bags of rubber pellets to be broadcast across the field. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The bags will be placed into a spreader for distribution. Photo added 8-21-13
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    A reported 13 tons of rubber pellets will form a 1-5/8" filler of padding for play. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The broadcaster for pellets. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The new Herrnstein Field will also have 25 second play clocks at each end zone. This is the base for the wiring. Photo added 8-21-13
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    The soccer box has been laid for it's gluing into the carpet. (Look closely for the sheared groove for the line) Photo added 08-23-13
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    The home side stands are starting to take shape. Photo added 08-23-13
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    From the north end zone. Lightning stopped work early about noon time. Work resumes Friday morning. Photo added 08-23-13
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    Gazette Photographer Brent Lewis creatively uses smoke to add to his shot. Photo added 08-23-13
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    Cavs team captains in place for a Chillicothe Gazette photo shoot (left to right) Caylib Holt, Tyler Kelley, Julius Lee, Ryan Milliken and Tyler Howard. The picture takes place inside the framing of the home side stands with a construction theme. Photo added 08-23-13
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    Gazette Photographer Brent Lewis positions his subjects in place for a shot (which may end up being the cover photo for the Gazette Football Preview). Photo added 08-23-13
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    "Broadcast Day" Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The multi-ton rubber pellets are broadcast onto the field providing 1-5/8" of bouncy filler to give the field its padding for play. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    Grooming of the finer areas of the turf is done with these brushes. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The Loader grabs the next bag of filler for the broadcast wagon. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The filler is noticeable along the sideline, but is more difficult to see once thatched and brushed into the playing surface. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The Loader readies for the arrival of the broadcast wagon. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    Once the wagon is in place, the bag of filler is hoisted above the wagon. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    A worker uses a pole with a knife on its end to slit the bottom of the bag. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    Filler makes its way into the broadcast wagon. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    It takes about 10 seconds for the filler to exit the bag. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The emptied bag is taken to the side for discarding. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    A look at the north end zone. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    Dan Ramey picks up a handful of filler by the loading site. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The home side stands are beginning to take shape. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    Left over material from lining the field. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The south end zone. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The north end zone. Photo taken 08-24-13, added 08-26-13
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    The first goal post is installed in the north end zone on Monday 08-26-13. Photo added 08-26-13
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    A look across the field. Photo added 08-26-13
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    The Triple Jump pit gets dug on Friday for the Track and Field portion.
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    From the visitor's side of the field. Photo added 08-26-13
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    The field has lost its long shaggy turf and looks in shape for play after being filled, thatched and brushed. Photo added 08-26-13
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    The home stands gaining more rows. Photo added 08-26-13
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    Workers get the north end zone goal post in place. Photo added 08-26-13
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    The uprights are 30 feet long. Add in the cross bar height and the top of the uprights are at 41 feet. Photo added 08-26-13
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    A worker makes sure the upright is level. Photo added 08-26-13
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    The Cavs got some practice time on their new field the Wednesday before the season opener (on the road) with Johnstown. Photo added 09-03-18
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    A view through the supports where the new press box will sit. Photo added 09-03-18
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    From the north corner of the press box "area". The press box is scheduled to arrive the week of Labor Day. Photo added 09-03-18
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    A view from behind the home grandstands. Photo added 09-03-18
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    A view of the front of the home grandstands. Photo added 09-03-18
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    A reminder of the previous major renovation, replacing the visitors' stands in 2011. Photo added 09-03-18
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    The Victory Rock, still looking for its permanent home, but this is much closer than it was during the initial round of renovation. Photo added 09-10-13
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    Looks like this sign is in need of renovation, too. (1998) Photo added 09-10-13
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    Workers from Detillion Landscaping putting in the remaining fence posts. Photo added 09-10-13
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    Secret compartments on the sideline, wiring for communications for visiting coaches. Photo added 09-10-13
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    A view of the new home stands. The press box was placed Monday evening. Note, the safety railings have yet to be installed around and above the box. Photo added 09-10-13
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    Where the new scoreboard will be placed. Photo added 09-10-13
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    The parts for the scoreboard have arrived. Photo added 09-10-13
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    A worker gets the flag pole prepared for installation. Photo added 09-10-13
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    Its base is a 5 foot deep hole surrounded by concrete. Photo added 09-10-13
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    We've got it covered from top... Photo added 09-10-13
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    ... to bottom. Photo added 09-10-13
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    Okay... so, this is REALLY the top. Photo added 09-10-13
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    The wires exposed ready for hook up to the parts in the background. Photo added 09-10-13
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    The Crane ball and hook for hoisting the scoreboard in place. Photo added 09-10-13
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    The flag pole is in place! Photo added 09-10-13
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    The press box around 7:15am Tuesday. (Photo by Pat Highland, wbex.com) Photo added 09-10-13
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    The play clocks awaiting installation. Photo added 09-10-13
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    Preparation for paving behind the grandstand. Photo added 09-10-13
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    For 2013, concessions will be set up behind the grandstand. Photo added 09-10-13
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    Dan Ramey's first steps in the new WBEX broadcast booth. Photo added 09-10-13
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    And the view from the WBEX broadcast booth. Photo added 09-10-13
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    Crews rush to get the scoreboard in place for game night. Photo by Dana Cousins danacousinsphotography.com
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    Dana Cousins took some shots from a cherry picker lift on game day. Photo by Dana Cousins danacousinsphotography.com
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    Cousins' view of the home grandstand. Photo by Dana Cousins danacousinsphotography.com
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    And the visitors' stands. Photo by Dana Cousins danacousinsphotography.com
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    The view from behind the field house. Photo by Dana Cousins danacousinsphotography.com
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    The fully assembled scoreboard. Photo added 09-17-13
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    Can't wait to see it in action, complete with video. Photo added 09-17-13