Ballardís Stadium deemed unsafe.

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    Ballardís Stadium deemed unsafe.

    Ballard will be forced to play all of their games on the road or at neutral sites this season. The home side of their stadium was deemed unsafe by engineers and will be torn down and hopefully replaced in time for the 2020 season.
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    To think the powers that be allow a place we are forced to send our children to be so unsafe.

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    Wow. This has just now been determined?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Wow. This has just now been determined?
    It's hard to believe that no one thought last season, "These stands might be unsafe. Maybe we should get this looked into right away." It's not like that type of deterioration happens over the course of one off-season.

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    Aren't the home side stands the old style concrete stadium seats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Aren't the home side stands the old style concrete stadium seats?
    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilMayCare View Post
    It's hard to believe that no one thought last season, "These stands might be unsafe. Maybe we should get this looked into right away." It's not like that type of deterioration happens over the course of one off-season.
    Especially with the type of bleachers they are. Unless there was a recent earthquake in that part of Louisville no one knows about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilMayCare View Post
    It's hard to believe that no one thought last season, "These stands might be unsafe. Maybe we should get this looked into right away." It's not like that type of deterioration happens over the course of one off-season.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Especially with the type of bleachers they are. Unless there was a recent earthquake in that part of Louisville no one knows about...
    Some people at Ballard and/or the Jefferson County Schools should be losing their jobs over this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Aren't the home side stands the old style concrete stadium seats?
    The Courier-Journal article stated that the support structure for the stands has significant water damage, deterioration, and cracking. The AD said, "There are large chunks of concrete falling. You can see huge cracks in the walls."

    Sounds like this was something that DEFINITELY should have been looked into sooner than August...and sooner than 2019.

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    That is unfortunate, I always loved older stadium seats like those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    The Courier-Journal article stated that the support structure for the stands has significant water damage, deterioration, and cracking. The AD said, "There are large chunks of concrete falling. You can see huge cracks in the walls."

    Sounds like this was something that DEFINITELY should have been looked into sooner than August...and sooner than 2019.
    AGREED! Most of those concrete stadiums use the space underneath. Hard to believe no one saw falling chunks of concrete or huge cracks.

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    Ballard's 2019 Home Schedule
    Aug 23 Doss (Moved To Male)
    Sep 13 Christian Academy Louisville (Location TBD)
    Sep 20 Fern Creek (Location TBD)
    Oct 11 Trinity (Location TBD)
    Oct 25 Scott County (Location TBD)


    Strictly in respect to football schedules, a quick look at some of the nearer-by JCPS stadiums:
    Atherton's stadium is available on 9/13 and 10/11.
    Eastern's stadium is available on 10/11 and 10/25.
    Fern Creek's stadium is available on 9/13, 9/20, 10/11, and 10/25.
    Jeffersontown's stadium is available on 9/13.
    Male's stadium is available on 9/13 and 10/11.
    Manual's stadium is available on 9/20 and 10/25.
    Waggener's stadium is available on 9/20 and 10/11.

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    JV and Frosh games will still be played at home but only visitor stands will be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilMayCare View Post
    It's hard to believe that no one thought last season, "These stands might be unsafe. Maybe we should get this looked into right away." It's not like that type of deterioration happens over the course of one off-season.
    I am not a structural engineer. I have seen some buildings which look completely normal that are unfit and you shouldn't be within 100 feet of and some buildings which look like a disaster but are structurally sound. General staff or fans may not know of or able to tell what issues there are. I assume however they have some kind of routine maintenance/inspection list they go through, it is just unfortunate this came about when it did. Glad they were able to capture this before something bad occured.

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    Am I the only one that went and looked at that stadium from Google Earth? Oh, I am? Okay then, I'll see myself out.

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