Demolition underway at Houck Field in Cape Girardeau

Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 3:36 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 2:59 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The demolition phase is underway at Houck Field.

In future phases of the project, the university hopes to add new facilities including academic spaces, locker rooms and sports medicine.

Director of Athletics Brady Barke said the new construction is a chance for future Redhawks to build new memories.

“You know, it’s kind of a bittersweet time for a lot of people, myself included,” he said. “There’s so many memories and traditions here at Houck, but excited for the future; excited for the opportunity to rebuild something, you know, that prepares us for the next 90 years.”

Southeast Missouri State University hopes to have the south side of its football stadium open to welcome fans back into the stands by the start of the next season.

That area was closed to the public for safety reasons in September 2021.

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