Illinois State to tear down part of stadium - KMOV.com

Illinois State to tear down part of stadium

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State University officials say the seats in the south end zone of the school's football stadium are unsafe and will be torn down.  

Interim Athletics Director Larry Lyons said Tuesday that engineers recently found that section of Hancock Stadium to be structurally unsound.  

Lyons said the school plans to erect temporary bleachers for the marching band. The student section will be moved to the east side of the stadium. 

He said the $350,000 project should be finished in time for the 2011 football season.  

ISU spokesman Todd Kober said Hancock Stadium seats about 12,000 people. That will drop to just less than 10,000 with the work.  

School officials are considering possible renovations on the stadium.  

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