Sinkhole at LP Field (Titans Stadium)

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  1. Section516

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    sinkhole 5 feet to 6 feet deep and 30 feet wide has emerged at LP Field - home of the Tennessee Titans - and it could indicate a larger problem lurking beneath the stadium.

    And the city's insurance may not cover the cost of the repairs.

    LP Field General Manager Walter Overton said substandard materials such as dirt and wood have been found beneath the concrete plaza that surrounds the stadium. The sinkhole is on the concrete plaza just outside stadium offices on the western side of LP Field. Overton warned that other areas may have been similarly constructed and could be at risk.

    He delivered the news during a meeting today with the Metro Sports Authority executive committee.

    LP Field was completed in 1999 at a cost of $290 million. Not including the sinkhole, it has suffered about $3 million in flood damages. Because the sinkhole may be the result of a pre-existing condition, Metro’s insurance company is not offering to pay for the engineering assessment and any necessary repairs it may identify.

    “This may well be the tip of the iceberg,” Sports Authority Executive Director Emmett Edwards said.

    The sinkhole appeared after last month's flooding, but there is reason to believe that the sinkhole was caused by a precondition, and the massive flooding merely “tipped it over,” Overton said.

    “What has to happen ... is some expert has to come in and assess that situation,” Overton said.

    Sinkholes occur when water dissolves materials underground creating caverns and others spaces. The surface collapses when those spaces get too big. Tennessee is one of the seven states most susceptible to sinkhole damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Overton said flood repairs at LP Field are on course to be completed well before the Titans first preseason game in August.

    Work also is progressing at Bridgestone Arena - home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Last week the team awarded a $650,000 contract to Nashville-based Knestrick Contractors to rebuild flood-damaged areas. Predators officials said a tally of total flood damages is not yet available. Metro previously estimated the arena’s damages at $3.1 million.

    Also today, the Sports Authority executive committee chose to disband its finance committee and leave fiscal oversight in the hands of the full, 12-member board. Finance Committee Chairman Rusty Lawrence opposed the move, arguing it would be foolish to abolish a layer of fiscal oversight given the Sports Authority’s complex legal arrangements with the Predators and Titans. Other members felt the committee and the full board were duplicating efforts.

    The finance committee and some of its members led the questioning last year of the financial health of the Predators. Sports Authority member Ralph Perrey said today he was frustrated that the work of the committee and some of its most aggressive members were misrepresenting the views of the full authority.

    Read more: Flood reveals sinkhole at LP Field - Nashville Business Journal
    http://nashville.bizjournals.com/nashville/stories/2010/06/28/daily4.html
     
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  2. TheIronDuke

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    Bud Adams is 6 feet closer to hell, that's a good thing.
     
  3. Bud Adams

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    Makes sense really. I put substandard materials on LP field at least 8 times a year.
     
  4. Shaft75

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    This is the beginning of the end for the Titans.

    The city will be taxed heavily for some repairs to be made. Once those repairs are made, satan will ask for a new stadium. If the stadium doesn't come, it's off to AR or MS to grant some other Podunk state a team.

    I'm just sayin'...
     
  5. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Koolaid Time Drink Up!

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    The stadium is right there on the bank of the Cumberland River. They probably built it on top of filled in marsh or swamp.
     
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    The epitome of suckage...even the field feels it!
     


  9. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    When you make a deal with the devil, he might just come calling someday.
     
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    Sounds as though there is still rough going in Nashville. This year's National FBLA conference was scheduled for Gaylord's Opryland, and due to flooding damages they have been placed in different hotels the meeting rooms in the city. I appreciate the cooler temperatures now, but as I look out my window and watch the weather, all I can say is Dear Lord, please not again.
     
  11. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    When OSU lowered the Shoe's field to add more seats (very close to the Olentangy river) some how they failed to account for the water table....
     
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    Bud's Titanic. It was destined to sink. Land or water matters none.

    Only in Tennessee...
     
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    This pretty much ends the debate - all you atheists have been definitively proven wrong.
     
  14. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    I was gonna say that Bud is now going to insist that hole be replaced with seats or he's moving the team... but your method works as well.

    Pic from the link above.

    [​IMG]
     
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    So push Bud Adams in it and cover it up. Problem solved. Two birds, one stone.
     
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    G-d: Bud!

    Adams: Yes.

    G-d: The Lord giveth........And the Lord taketh away.......:)
     
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    It's Buds wetdream come true.

    "I want a new stadium and you are paying for it, this one is "unplayable."

    "No. How much!? We can't."

    "[​IMG]California dreaming, on such a winter's dayyyyyyyy."[​IMG]
     
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    Let Bud move to LA so that he can lose his fat ass.:tiphat:
     
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