Oregon State Athletics
Oregon state football is in the middle of a $ 153 million stadium modernization project. The team staged an implosion on the west side of Reser Stadium on Friday morning and it was awesome.
Once the renovations are complete, the west side of the stadium will feature premium and general seating options which the school says will “provide the closest proximity to the playing field to any college football stadium in the country. “. It will also feature a 360-degree stadium hall, expanded concessions and restrooms, and other fan amenities.
However, to get there, the school has to start from scratch, literally.
“The implosion of Westside Stadium is a matter of safety for project contractors and community members,” said Steve Clark, Oregon state vice president of academic relations and marketing, in a statement. communicated.
The project is expected to be completed before the start of the 2023 football season and is funded by more than $ 90 million in donations and income from football-related activities. Things started on Friday morning when the school blew up the stadium.
The whole thing was broadcast live and it was worth the (free) price of admission. After much hype, the implosion was finally ready to go.
On the other end of the button, literally, was head coach Jonathan Smith. The Beavers literally let their head coach blow up the stadium.
Take a look and start at 51:55:
While some explosions are very anti-climatic, the one in the state of Oregon was not. From the man shouting the countdown to the rubble on the ground, it was an exhilarating 3.5 seconds.