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We’ve seen seemingly everything in the end zone. Words, logos, slashes, checkerboards but what’s in the end zone at Austin Peay University takes the cake.
Yes, that is a sinkhole that is currently residing in the corner of the end zone at Austin Peay.
According to Luke Thompson of the Leaf-Chronicle, the sinkhole was originally three feet by five feet and went about five feet deep. But it got bigger.Workers had to help dig a hole 40 feet by 40 feet trying to find any bedrock.
“We actually put a line item in the budget for sinkhole remediation,” said Mike Jenkins, superintendent for Nashville-based Bell & Associates Construction. “You never know to what extent you’re going to run into them, but we know that Montgomery County, and Austin Peay State University specifically, is famous for sinkholes.”
You know it’s bad when they put an item in the budget for sinkholes. The good news is the repairs can be done for football season.
Jenkins said officials met with a geotechnical engineer Monday as construction workers continued to excavate dirt and expand the hole, which was discovered nearly a month ago. It will be filled by several layers of rock, separated by concrete and topped off by 2 feet of subgrade asphalt beneath the track and turf.
It looks eerily reminiscent of the Sega Genesis video game Mutant League Football from 1992. A hole in the end zone was one of many hazards players would encounter. Any one else notice the big cut in the field?
Austin Peay opens its home season September 13th against Chatanooga. Unless the field gets swallowed up again.
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A massive sinkhole opened up inside Austin Peay State University’s football stadium in Clarksville, Tenn. on Monday.
Here's a view of this massive sinkhole at Austin Peay! Check it out! Don't worry- no injuries. @WSMV http://t.co/v9oIbs4Ezz— Amber Ungaro (@AmberUngaroWSMV) May 19, 2014
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As construction crews have been working on renovations to Governors Stadium at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee over the past few weeks, they hit what seemed like a very minor snag when a small hole opened up in the corner of the end zone. “Meh, it’s like three-feet by five-feet at worst,” said some guy I just made up, as the crews kept working and decided...
A massive 40 feet deep sinkhole appeared at Austin Peay’s college football stadium earlier today.
Fortunately, no one was injured from the incident. It seems that sinkholes have been popping up more frequently than usual in the US lately.
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Construction crews were working on Governors Stadium at Austin Peay State University on Thursday when a massive sinkhole opened up that extended into one of the end zones. According to the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, the hole started out about 3 feet by 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep but has turned into a 40-foot […]
During construction at the Austin Peay University football stadium in Clarksville, Tennessee, a gigantic sinkhole opened up. Thankfully, nobody was injured. The stadium isn’t very big, with a capacity of 10,000.
I don’t know a thing about sinkholes, so I am just going to say check out the crazy pictures below and let’s all be happy nobody was in harm’s way.
A giant sinkhole opened up at Austin Peay's Governors Stadium on Monday. The college football stadium is currently undergoing renovations.
Are we sure Bane died at the end of Dark Knight Rises? This sinkhole at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN looks straight out of a superhero flick.
Luckily, no one was hurt. The hole opened up while they were doing some construction on the stadium.
((HT: WSMV-TV))It's not something you see every day...The earth opening up in the corner of an endzone...The football stadium at Peay is undergoing renovations and the sinkhole is now at 40 feet deep...Here's the look from Clarksville and Alan Frio has the explainer as to how things got so bad with the ground...WSMV Channel 4