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Riddick Field House To Be Torn Down

10:14 PM, Feb 23, 2013   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- One of the last symbols of the early days of N.C. State University football is coming down in the name of progress.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Riddick Field house will be torn down early next month.

Kevin MacNaughton, associate vice chancellor for facilities, said the demolition will help create a safer path for pedestrians between the north and central sections of campus.

A university study determined that the old field house creates a safety hazard by obscuring sight lines into the pedestrian tunnel leading under the railroad tracks to Reynolds Coliseum and other locations.

Some students have begun a social media drive to try and save the field house, which was built in 1936.

The football team moved off campus to Carter-Finley Stadium in 1966.











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