Ohio University Peden Stadium
About the Project: Ohio University Peden Stadium
For too many years, football spectators in the lower rows of the Peden Stadium grandstands missed much of the action. The football field was surrounded by a running track and the field was poorly drained and uneven. The stadium capacity was the smallest in the MAC 10. James Burkart Associates, Inc. studied ground water levels and the underlying soil structure to determine if the field could be lowered to improve sight lines. Although the soils were extremely poor, ground water levels allowed for the field to be lowered by 7-feet. The entire subgrade of the field was cement stabilized to suport the proposed field. Grandstands were expanded, the running track removed and brick retaining walls were constructed. A new band seating area and large mound for students were also installed. The football field has a synthetic grass fiber crumb rubber infill surface. The project was completed prior to the 2001 football season.
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