Weather delays Loeb Stadium project

Crews continue to work on Loeb Stadium.
Crews continue to work on Loeb Stadium.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – It’s been a rough winter on crews at Loeb stadium after snow and cold temperatures delay the project.

If the weather would have cooperated a little more in just nine days the new locker rooms at Loeb Stadium would be complete, but the weather here and down south is delaying the project.

“As all the Lafayette residents know the weather has affected us quite a bit,” Kettelhut Construction project manager Alex Gonzalez said.

With days well below zero, crews had to delay work on the new locker rooms. Gonzalez said weather down south is also playing a role in progress at the stadium.

“The bad temperatures and the road conditions have held up supplies in Atlanta, when they had that weather and getting stuff here and making the products. So, it’s been a little bit of a stretch,” Gonzalez said.

A break in the weather this week was a relief as crews were able to get back to work.

“We are able to get the masonry and outside up as of today,” Gonzalez said. “We’re grouting the walls and we’ll be starting to put the trusses and the roof back on probably next week.”

In addition to the locker room, crews are working to repair damaged concrete and waterproof the grandstand.

“We’ve got a lot of the prep work already done,” Gonzalez said. “The waterproofing inside the electrical room is on-going. Once the snow melts off the grandstands, then we can kind of get in there and identify the cracks we need to seal.”

With the snow almost gone, Gonzalez said crews are working to finish the project in time for baseball season.

“This week we’ve been working tons with the nice weather and then we’ll work the weekends to kind of push the schedule forward,” Gonzalez said.

He said currently the locker rooms are set to be complete mid-March and the concrete and grandstand repairs are set to be finished by June 1.

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