Stadium renovation stops; other options being explored
The Citadel will cease further work to renovate the existing Johnson Hagood Stadium to explore joint options with the public and private sector that would allow a bowl game and other Citadel and community sporting events to come to the city of Charleston.
The Board of Visitors, the college's governing body, on Saturday June 5, 2004, accepted the recommendation of its athletic committee to hold off on further stadium work until Sept. 30.
Work to excavate graves under the old west side stands will continue. Regardless of the future use of Johnson Hagood stadium, the graves should be removed and the bodies properly buried elsewhere. Brockington Associates in Mount Pleasant, a local archeological firm, is heading up the effort.
During its regular meeting June 5, the BOV approved the following resolution:
We recommend the Board of Visitors approve the following strategy related to the football stadium rebuilding project:
By 30 September 2004, the following items must be obtained for the Stoney Field option to continue:
Construction and related costs: