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Minium: Watch Foreman Field Come Down in 1 Minute

December 07, 2018
By ODU Athletics

By Harry Minium

If you’re an Old Dominion football fan, and you surely are if you’re reading this, you know that Foreman Field is gone, torn down in the last two weeks of November by S.B. Ballard Construction.

I was there almost every day (including Thanksgiving) during demolition, so I got to see the demo occur in slow motion.

But three S.B. Ballard cameras are taking photos of the site every 10 minutes or so, and Stephen Ballard sent me a copy of a one-minute video of the demo, paired with a song from the ODU band. It's pretty cool, and will be especially of interest to those of you, who like me, had fond memories of the old stadium. 

Video of Foreman Field demolition

Pile driving for the new stadium is underway and should be complete shortly before or after Christmas. In January, Ballard's subcontractors begin pouring the foundation. Once that's done, we'll see ODU's new, $67.5 million football stadium rise out of the ground.

Here's a 3-D simulation of new stadium construction.

Simulation of S.B. Ballard Stadium Construction

For more information on the cameras at Foreman Field and the efforts made by ODU and Ballard to limit the effects of construction on nearby neighborhoods, click here.

For information on the stadium timeline, click here.

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