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Progress being made at stadium construction site

July 16, 2014

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Stadium1.0715Lots of progress has been made in the construction of Smith-Cotton Stadium at Jennie Jaynes Complex, the multi-use facility being erected behind Smith-Cotton High School. Project Manager Dennis Paul, of Septagon, said “excellent progress has been made over the past month.” Structural steel for the home locker room is in process, and slabs for the lower level are 90 percent complete. Progress is being made on the track and visitors locker room building’s masonry and concrete work.

The concrete portion of the home bleachers is expected to be poured in mid August, which is when the field turf and aluminum bleachers are scheduled to be delivered. The project is still three weeks behind the original schedule, but recent weather has been favorable and the next three weeks are seen as a crucial period to on-time completion.

Shown at top: J.J. Fisher, left, watches as Tyler Rodgers pulls rebar ties from the front wall of the home bleachers area Tuesday afternoon at the construction site for Smith-Cotton Stadium at Jennie Jaynes Complex. Fisher and Rodgers both work for Precision Construction, of Columbia.

Below: Precision Construction worker James Shaw ties some rebar on Building A – the home locker room – Tuesday afternoon.

Boyd Crane, of Nemaha Construction, works to finish out the track curbing Tuesday afternoon.

Preliminary work on the field is done and workers have started erecting wall for the visitors locker room. Photos courtesy Sedalia School District 200.

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