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Wheeling Island Stadium to Open in September After Repairs

Wheeling Island Stadium

The Ohio County Board of Education has voted to move ahead with a repair project at Wheeling Island Stadium.Wheeling Island Stadium

The board cast a 5-0 vote to accept bids Monday after M&G Architects and Engineers provided an analysis of the building.

Officials say crew removed a concrete panel from the top seating section on April 17 when its adjacent panel fell in uncontrolled fashion onto the facility’s surrounding fence.

Eric Matyskiela of M&G Architects and Engineers says the panel failure isn’t something that could’ve been easily noticed.

Superintendent Kim Miller says the stadium will open in mid-September and will not be ready for the OVAC All-Star game. She says required repairs will cost $700,000 and she hopes Wheeling Park High School’s insurance policy will cover some costs.