The public is invited to watch the implosion on the west side of Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium live on Friday morning, Jan. 7, as part of a $ 153 million project to complete Reser Stadium.
âThe implosion of the Westside Stadium is a matter of safety for the project entrepreneurs and members of the community,â said Steve Clark, OSU vice president for academic relations and marketing. “Live images of the implosion will be captured by many remote-controlled cameras, and the best live viewing of the implosion will occur when watching online.”
The implosion is expected to take place between 7:40 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. As the implosion occurs, a series of explosive-like popping sounds will sound for about two seconds. Immediately after, the stadium structure will drop safely vertically to the level of the parking lot around the stadium.
The live stream can be viewed here. It will include multi-camera footage showing the implosion from many angles and reruns of the event, as well as an interview between Mike Parker, OSU Athletics play-by-play announcer, and Scott Barnes, vice president. and OSU Director of Athletics.
Implosion-related road closures will occur from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. SW 26 and SW 30 streets between SW Western Boulevard and Washington Way and SW Western Boulevard between SW 26th and 30th Street will be closed to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Residential, commercial and campus structures within 500 feet of the stadium will be unoccupied during the implosion. Residents and occupants of residential, commercial and campus buildings within 1,000 feet of the west side of the stadium – but outside the 500-foot evacuation zone – have been advised to stay inside and out. gap of windows during implosion.
Very limited public viewing areas of the implosion will be available on the morning of January 7, but no overnight camping prior to the implosion will be permitted on campus as per OSU policy.
The Completeing Reser project includes the construction of the new west side of the stadium, a reception center for potential new students and their families, and a wellness clinic for students, OSU employees and members of the community. The project is expected to be completed before the start of the 2023 football season. The project is funded by more than $ 90 million in philanthropy and income from football stadium activities. Various sources of income will fund the wellness center, and new income from enrollment growth will fund the student reception center.
Source: Oregon State University