November 8th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Foreman Field opened on Oct. 3, 1936, with much fanfare on Nov. 17, more than 82 years later, the stadium will go out as it came in – with a celebration. Old Dominion will throw a block party, pep rally, and concert at Brock Commons, and then put on a fireworks display, host a reunion of players from ODU’s 10 seasons of football and finish the night with an emotional turn-out-the-lights ceremony. S.B. Ballard Construction will begin tearing down the stands shortly after the VMI game. They will be replaced over the next nine months with new structures that include more comfortable seating that is closer to the field, new concession stands, restrooms, and press box. The new Ballard Stadium is set to open Aug. 31, 2019, appropriately against cross-town rival Norfolk State, which played home games at Foreman Field for nearly two decades. The stadium farewell will begin two days before the last game on Nov. 15, with a block party at Brock Commons in the University Village. -Harry Minium, ODU News, Read More

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