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Watch: Sinkhole Opens in College Football Stadium

Watch: Sinkhole Opens in College Football Stadium

Work crews at Austin Peay State University got an unpleasant surprise when a 40-foot sinkhole opened up in Governors Stadium, the team’s football field. Bill Persinger, Executive Director for Public Relations at Austin Peay, said that sinkholes are so commonplace that “they’re a main part of our campus now,” but added that the 40 feet deep by 40 feet wide sinkhole is still larger than what they’re used to.

Construction crews discovered the sinkhole while doing work on the stadium, when they first discovered the sinkhole, “it was 5 feet wide” according to Persinger. News 2 Nashville reports that there were no injuries or damage to the stadium and the sinkhole “won’t affect the timeline or opening of the new stadium.”

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