AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is suing several companies over the condition of railings in the school’s stadium, saying shoddy construction and design led to $1 million in needed repairs.
The university lawsuit included photographs that show railings at Infocision Stadium missing chunks of concrete and with big cracks. The school blames problems at the decade-old stadium on “poor design, failed overnight and construction deficiencies.”
University spokesman Wayne Hill tells the Akron Beacon Journal that efforts to resolve the matter without filing a lawsuit were unsuccessful.
The stadium built in 2009 cost $71 million and holds about 30,000 people.
Welty Building Co., the construction manager, says a contractor improperly installed railings and Welty has worked continuously with the university over several years to help fix the problem.