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AHM21
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Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
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An outbreak of the coronavirus at Bryant-Denny Stadium has endangered the safety of the construction crew and subcontractors working on the University of Alabama’s renovation project, AL.com has learned.

More than 10 people have tested positive for COVID-19, according to people familiar with the outbreak, but the number could be much higher. With so many exposures and a lack of transparency about the outbreak, there is a fear that more positive cases linked to the job site are inevitable.


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The large number of positive tests means, essentially, everyone at the job site could have been exposed.

Caddell Construction of Montgomery is the general contractor for Alabama’s stadium renovation. A message for the company was not returned on Wednesday. Work on the stadium was briefly shut down over the weekend for a deep cleaning, according to a statement the firm provided to The Tuscaloosa News, but workers were present on the job site on Monday.

The stadium is undergoing a $107 million renovation with the first game of the season scheduled for Sept.12. Further delays could leave work incomplete before the start of the season. The renovation started in November, and the coronavirus outbreak is not the first job-site incident. Falling beams injured two workers in January.

The University of Alabama has emphasized proper safety precautions on campus and provided protective equipment and supplies, according to a statement:

“From the start of the pandemic, UA has continuously mandated that our campus contractors take all necessary steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The contractors immediately adapted operations and processes, engaged in heightened cleaning, and took other protective measures for the health and safety of their employees. The University directly provided sanitation supplies, thermometers, and signage at all construction sites, and made personal protective equipment available to all contractors. Those processes, which have been in place since early March, are continuously refined based on the latest guidance from state, federal and industry leaders in order to protect the health and safety of the campus community.”


3down10
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
INB4 Willy



SonzofSaban
LSU Fan
The Great State of Louisiana
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
So it's not a hoax now?


idlewatcher
LSU Fan
County Jail
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
I swear you guys have unlimited money. Weren't you the first to build up your stadium to over 100k?


3down10
Alabama Fan
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
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I swear you guys have unlimited money. Weren't you the first to build up your stadium to over 100k?




Don't think so.


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SidewalkTiger
LSU Fan
In your head
Member since Dec 2019
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
Damnit!

Saban continues to put people's health at risk!


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RT1941
Alabama Fan
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
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I swear you guys have unlimited money. Weren't you the first to build up your stadium to over 100k?


Yep - and pouring another +$100MM into an already palatial stadium. It appears money is literally no object at UA and the BOT will give Coach Saban anything he thinks he needs.



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paperwasp
Alabama Fan
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INB4 Willy

Oof.

Nick Satan allowed those poor workers to get infected?

Not a good look.


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TideFaninFl
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No way - Tennessee and Michigan were having the "biggest stadium" fight throughout the 90's when BDS was 70K


Tennessee regained their top slot for seating over Alabama by repainting the rows about 6 inches less per seat.

Michigan has always been huge, at least in my lifetime.



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dkreller
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
Brian Dennehy is rolling in his grave over this disturbing news.


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AA7
Auburn Fan
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
The graveyard across the street always cracks me up


SummerOfGeorge
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DeKalb
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The graveyard across the street always cracks me up



Lived right behind it - had many late night and pregame instances of wanting to sprint through it to avoid the long walk and yet never did - even when not in my right mind


SidewalkTiger
LSU Fan
In your head
Member since Dec 2019
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The graveyard across the street always cracks me up


I sprayed turf growth regulator in it a few years ago as part of some contract work for the City of Tuscaloosa.


paperwasp
Alabama Fan
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I sprayed turf growth regulator in it

Harvey, is that you?!


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David Ricky
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I swear you guys have unlimited money. Weren't you the first to build up your stadium to over 100k?


Neyland went over 100k in 1996 when the north endzone upper deck was finished. Before that, capacity was around 90k starting in 1980 when they bowled in the south endzone

1994:

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dstone12
Texas
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Surely the heat from all that melt would have killed the ‘rona in seconds.


This virus is not predictable.


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RT1941
Alabama Fan
Member since May 2007
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re: Coronavirus cluster slows construction at Bryant-Denny Stadium
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The graveyard across the street always cracks me up


A graveyard near campus/a barn on campus?


paperwasp
Alabama Fan
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had many late night and pregame instances of wanting to sprint through it to avoid the long walk and yet never did

So you took the long way and did some sightseeing at Tut?


SummerOfGeorge
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So you took the long way and did some sightseeing at Tut?



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