Demolition of Sulphur stadium to begin this week - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Demolition of Sulphur stadium to begin this week

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)

Contractors are preparing to demolish Matt Walker Memorial Stadium in Sulphur this week.

The main machine to help demolish the stadium was brought in Monday.

Architect E.J. Ellender said safety is the main concern. He said students walk to and from the main campus and the ninth-grade center, passing the stadium daily. An extra fence has been put up around the area to ensure students' safety.

An official date and time has not been set for demolition, but Ellender said it will most likely be in the middle of this week.

Last year, voters approved an $8 million bond issue to renovate the aging stadium.

The Tors will play all of their home games this season at John J. Mims Memorial Stadium in Lake Charles.

Officials have said they expect the new stadium to be open in time for the start of the 2015 season.

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