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Old 05-29-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Carolina Stadium is regarded as one of the top college baseball stadiums in the country.

South Carolina aims to keep it that way.

USC approved a $4.965 million repair project on Tuesday to excavate, stabilize and re-address the ground under the left-field corner. Significant cracks in the concrete and the exterior brick fa?e have harmed the stadium's look and USC will address it as soon as the home schedule is over.

"We paid for a world-class facility and that's what we expect to have," university architect Derek Gruner said in a statement.

An excess of ground water and a settling of the soil under the corner has been occurring since 2010, the park's second year of operation. With the stadium built on the bank of the Congaree River, USC expected to have some issues over time but did its homework to address it during construction, which ended up lasting a year past the originally scheduled opening.

Still, after the first season, issues developed with ground water causing the soil under the stands to erode and sink, and cracks in the cement began to form on the sidewalks throughout the left-field portion of the stadium. While the cracks have been sealed, the cosmetic effect was taking away from the stadium's attractiveness.

USC is presently consulting with the engineering, construction and architectural firms that helped build the stadium to recover the cost of the repairs. Work will begin as soon as the season ends and is expected to be completed before the 2014 season.
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It's good this is being addressed, however i never noticed anything until now lol.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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pics or it didn't happen

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Ive seen the cracks. I thought it added a little flavor to the stadium!

If the porblem occured w/n 5 years of the place being built then i hope they wont be fixing this problem every 5 years
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They should have written some repair work into the contract if they expected issues

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They thought sbout closing the bleachers this season. The cracks are pretty deep. This has been a problem for some time.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #7
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5 million bucks?!! Shoot, a couple hundred bucks worth of quickcrete could fix that.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #8
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Shakes head. Why build next the river anyway.
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I will personally fix it for 5 million and donate 3 million back to USC the day I finish.
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Default Re: Carolina Stadium to undergo $5 Million Dollar Repair

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Shakes head. Why build next the river anyway.
Especially when you wouldn't even know it's by a river unless someone pointed it out. It's not like we got some great view out of the deal. Hope it doesn't cause larger problems in the future.
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While we're at it, build some more suites and a visitor's locker room.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #12
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While we're at it, build some more suites and a visitor's locker room.
WTF why would we ever build a visitors locker room?
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:24 PM   #13
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That's a lot of mulah.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:43 PM   #14
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When they decided to build on the bank of the river didn't they know there were going to have to drill down to bed rock for the foundation supports. I thought would have that they would have done that on the first construction.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:45 PM   #15
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WTF why would we ever build a visitors locker room?
So the Clemson players have some place to hide when they are embarrassed? We could have a picture of a tiger with a sad face in there.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #16
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I will personally fix it for 5 million and donate 3 million back to USC the day I finish.
This man knows what's up! Then with the 3 Mill. you donate back, they can put up another building and name it etowngangsta hall.
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The handicapped ramp next to the bleachers sunk about 1- 1 1/2 inches in 2 years. I am 5' 5" 116 lbs. so that isn't the problem. I notice the problem with the ramp last year. The year before that it was OK. 2012 they put concrete to try to slope the difference and it didn't work. VERY dangerous! I do not know how it is this year. Maybe too much water was put into the cement/concrete or a short cut was taken.
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I heard about this issue a few weeks before this season started. Basically, the foundation has sunk in the LF area because of all the garbage (like tires) underneath the hill outside the stadium. About a week and a half before the first game, they put in some kind of temporary columns underneath the brick part of the stadium so it wouldn't continue to sink. They almost had to close the bleachers for the season. You can see in this picture the concrete plaza (which is supposed to be level) sinking. This should be a one-time fix.
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wow, now we know why we didnt get the victory tower. btw, we built there because the land was donated to us.
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Not sure why they would not build this on piers being so close to the river, we have an engineering school and this does not bode well for them? Did we take soil samples before designing the foundation? If it was noticed early on why do we not hold the engineering firm and contractor liable? 5 million dollars would have poured the entire foundation for the stadium, do it right or it costs twice as much to repair.
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