Demolition crews are tearing out the bleachers as part of a long-awaited improvement project at Ty Cobb Stadium behind Union-Endicott High School.

Major work for the $1.3 million upgrade is getting underway now that graduation ceremonies have been held.

Existing seating was being removed from Ty Cobb Stadium on June 28, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Existing seating was being removed from Ty Cobb Stadium on June 28, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The general contractor for the project is Andrew R. Mancini Associates of Endicott.

Toby Riddleberger, Union-Endicott School District director of facilities and safety, said most of the project's work will be done over the next three months. He said some preliminary work was done over a few weeks during the spring while classes were still underway.

A rendering of the planned seating area for Ty Cobb Stadium. (Provided by Union-Endicott School District)
A rendering of the planned seating area for Ty Cobb Stadium. (Provided by Union-Endicott School District)
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Riddleberger said all of the "old and weathered" seating is being removed. He said 20-foot-long concrete planks for the new bleachers have already been made. They'll be trucked to the high school from Pennsylvania.

Riddleberger said the "stadium will look pretty much the same," new railings will be installed and there will be additional space that will be accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

President Ronald Reagan at Union-Endicott High School on September 12, 1984. (Photo: Bob Black/WNBF News)
President Ronald Reagan at Union-Endicott High School on September 12, 1984. (Photo: Bob Black/WNBF News)
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School district voters approved funding for the stadium reconstruction work in a 2019 capital project referendum.

The upgraded facility is expected to be ready for use by October 1.

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