Austin Peay State University

Regional
11:07 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Work To Repair Large Sinkhole at Austin Peay's Football Stadium Already Underway

Crews continue working to patch a large sinkhole at the Austin Peay University football field in Clarksville, Tennessee.  University spokesman Bill Persinger says the hole is near the north end zone of the field.

“At first it was just a relatively small hole in the track," said Persinger.  "As they progressed with their construction and began to dig to remediate the sinkhole, they ended up realizing it was much larger than anticipated."

The hole measures 40-feet wide and 40-feet deep.  Persinger says sinkholes are common in that part of Tennessee because of the topography.

“In fact, some of the main features of our campus at the center points of campus are remediated sinkholes that are now student gathering areas we call ‘the bowls’,” said Persinger.

He says renovation work on Governors Stadium expected to be complete in time for Austin Peay’s football season opener.