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VIA News: New stadium will open with a bang

VIA News: New stadium will open with a bang

By on April 7, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

With the crack of a starter pistol, a ceremonial first lap at Abilene Christian University’s new Elmer Gray Stadium will be covered by some of those who made the old stadium of that name legendary in the annals of track and field. Olympic relay gold medalist Earl Young (’62) will take the baton and break the tape about noon this […]

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VIA News: One week left for Chambers

VIA News: One week left for Chambers

By on March 2, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Chambers Hall, the 86-year-old former library, cafeteria, residence hall and academic building on Abilene Christian University’s campus, is scheduled for demolition during Spring Break. Crews will begin tearing down the facility, which will make room for Halbert-Walling Research Center, at 9 a.m. Monday, March 9, said Scot Colley (’04), executive director of construction and risk management. […]

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VIA News: Three demolitions scheduled

VIA News: Three demolitions scheduled

By on January 28, 2015 in Campus News with 0 Comments

When the weather begins warming up later this spring, three facilities on the Abilene Christian University campus will be coming down. Starting next week, asbestos abatement will turn into full-fledged demolition for Walling Lecture Hall, with Chambers Hall and a much-used utility building set to follow soon after. By the end of the semester, all three […]

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VIA News: Track, Bennett reflect progress

VIA News: Track, Bennett reflect progress

By on November 25, 2014 in Campus News with 1 Comment

Heading into the extended Thanksgiving weekend, a pair of Vision in Action projects on the Abilene Christian University campus are making visible progress. Crews from Beynon Sports Surfaces earlier this month finished laying down a vibrant purple track that certainly pops against the deep green of the newly installed soccer field. With that, the most […]

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VIA News: Purple track is in the starting blocks

VIA News: Purple track is in the starting blocks

By on October 23, 2014 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Seemingly overnight, the piles of gray and brown sand covering the site of Abilene Christian University’s new track and field/soccer stadium have disappeared beneath the ground. About 400 tons of what is called root-zone sand was poured into an even layer nine inches deep and overlaid this week with sod, creating the first official soccer […]

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VIA News: Track/soccer stadium progresses

VIA News: Track/soccer stadium progresses

By on September 18, 2014 in Campus News with 0 Comments

With new engineering and physics labs still being built on the south side of campus, attention also has turned to the north, where crews have begun work on constructing a new stadium for ACU’s successful soccer and track and field teams. A live webcam is tracking the progress of the stadium, which is the second […]

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