Faytteville officials have hired an engineer to investigate cracks in the concrete at Segra Stadium, though the cracks are said to not pose a safety threat at the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (High A; Carolina League) home.
Cracks have been spotted in some areas of concrete at Segra Stadium, the downtown Fayetteville ballpark that opened last April for the Woodpeckers. To look into the issue, Fayetteville has hired an engineering firm that will be tasked with assessing the condition of the concrete and suggesting possible repair options if work is needed.
Although city officials want to gather more information on the cracks, they are not believed to be a safety issue. Roslyn Henderson, senior project manager for Barton Malow–the firm that served as general contractor for the ballpark–described the cracking as “purely cosmetic in nature,” while Fayetteville city manager Doug Hewett said that the public should not be concerned about the safety of the structure. More from The Fayetteville Observer:
But he also said the public should not be concerned about the stadium’s safety.
“If there was any threat (from the cracks), we would not allow folks in there,” Hewett said….
She added that the cracking in the concrete “is purely cosmetic in nature” and will not restrict anyone from using the facility.
“Barton Malow continues to work proactively with the city as well as our outside consultants and subcontractors to ensure that the ballpark remains a first-class stadium,” Henderson said.
Segra Stadium opened to acclaim last year, and was built part of a larger downtown redevelopment initiative in the city. In October, we named Segra Stadium the Ballpark of the Decade at the High-A level.