WHEELING, W.Va. — Structural inspection is expected Monday on the west grandstand of Wheeling Island Stadium after workers noticed a shift in the concrete structure.
Taking precaution against a potential collapse, police on Friday closed South Penn Street in front of the stadium. A lacrosse match scheduled for the stadium had to be relocated.
The stadium, built in 1987 with few renovations since, hosts Wheeling Park football games and the Super Six high school state football championships.
Time and weather were believed to have created the shift, which officials believe was caused by a failure in the mounting plate of the concrete slab in the structure.