Ceremony celebrates MU football stadium project

8 months 4 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, November 21 2018 Nov 21, 2018 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:56:00 PM CST November 21, 2018 in News
By: Stephanie Hamann, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - University of Missouri Athletics, Reinhardt Construction and Mortenson Construction hosted a ceremony to commemorate progress made on the South End Zone Complex on Wednesday.

Construction crew members hoisted a beam onto the project’s steel structure in a Topping Out Ceremony. The beam has the signatures of construction crew members and Mizzou Athletics members. It is one of the final main pieces of the steel structure to be added. 

Director of Athletics Jim Sterk signed the beam.

"It's a significant point in time, and obviously putting the highest beam into this project is a point that we wanted to get to as quickly as possible," Sterk told KOMU. "All the trades and all the work that's gone in is symbolic to put that up there." 

Sterk also spoke to the crowd.

"All of you have put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this thing," Sterk said. "We have a lot to be thankful for on the eve of Thanksgiving."

Head Football Coach Barry Odom also spoke.

"It takes such a tremendous team effort on all the moving parts to make it work," Odom said. "Now we gotta go finish, right, just like a four-quarter game."

The project will be complete next spring, Sterk said. It includes general seating for about 1,300 people, 16 suites and a 750-person club, among other additions. 

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