Sorry joggers: Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia closed to the public until Sunday

Football, other activities expected to continue

lpemberton@theolympian.comOctober 9, 2013 

Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia has been temporarily closed to public use as crews conduct follow-up work after the stadium’s summertime renovation, Olympia School District officials announced Wednesday.

The facility is scheduled to reopen to the public Sunday. The nearly 45-year-old, 3,000-seat stadium underwent a $400,000 renovation, which included installing a waterproof coating over the grandstand’s concrete surface and adding a vinyl cover to its seats.

“There’s some additional texturing that was getting put on the surface of the stands,” said Conor Schober, a communications specialist with the Olympia School District.

School activities and sports events at the stadium are scheduled to occur as planned, but the general public will not be allowed to use the facility for jogging or other uses until Sunday, Schober said.

The material that’s being put on the stands takes 36 to 40 hours to cure.

“Assuming the weather cooperates, that should be good for the football game on Friday,” Schober said.

But if the crews can’t finish the work Wednesday, they will wrap it up on Saturday, he said.

If that happens, it’s likely that only a portion of the stands will be available for weekend events, Schober said.

Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433

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