Outlook: Ohio University News & Information

Monday, June 1, 2015
Bob Wren Stadium lights removed
Safety recall prompted inspection, revealed defects  

Oct 28, 2009  

Update: Following the removal of defective light poles, the areas surrounding Bob Wren Stadium have reopened to the public.

Areas surrounding Bob Wren Stadium will be closed to the public effective immediately.

A recent inspection -- prompted by an alert from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission -- found structural cracks in all six of the stadium's light poles. Because of these defects, the poles will be removed as soon as possible. However, in the interim, the following areas will be closed to the public:

  • Portions of parking lot 111

  • Bob Wren Stadium

  • Portions of Pruitt Field

  • Indoor and outdoor baseball practice areas

  • Portions of the Ohio University Women's Softball Complex

The process of evaluating closures is ongoing and other areas may be affected. Work to remove the light poles began on Thursday.

Check Outlook at www.ohio.edu/outlook for updates.


Updated at 2:27 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2009.


Related Links
Bob Wren Stadium:  http://www.ohiobobcats.com/facilities/bob-wren-main.html 

Published: Oct 28, 2009 6:56 AM  

Click to see a map showing the effected area 
Click the graphic above to see a map showing the affected areas.

Illustrator: Mark Krumel  

Share this story

Bookmark and Share

Email To:

A valid EMAIL TO address is required. You have entered an invalid email format.
Email From:

A valid EMAIL FROM address is required. You have entered an invalid email format.


 Top stories

Feb 4, 2003
Residence halls conserve and recycle
Feb 5, 2003
E Street to Late Night: An evening with Max Weinberg
Feb 17, 2003
Kenner Bush receives prestigious Founders Citation
Wilfred Konneker receives prestigious Founders Citation
Mar 5, 2003
The Local Girls to perform at Ohio University Lancaster Campus
Sep 2, 2003
Local artist Ora Anderson featured on WOUB's 'Afternoon Edition'

Sign up for emergency text messages.
Outlook welcomes your feedback, news items and story ideas
Share comments about the site
Submit an announcement
Share a faculty, staff or departmental achievement

Subscribe to the Outlook listserv

Tel: 740-593-1890    Fax: 740-593-1887   E-mail:
All Rights Reserved