Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on a $1.3 million modernization project at Ty Cobb Stadium in Endicott.
New bleachers have been installed and other enhancements have been made at the facility behind Union-Endicott High School.
Toby Riddleberger, the school district's director of facilities and safety, said things "went well" with the hand rail installation on Tuesday. He said the stadium should be ready for Friday's scheduled football game.
Some preliminary construction work for the project began during spring break last April. Demolition crews began removing the old bleachers in late June, shortly after graduation ceremonies were held.
New concrete risers were installed in recent weeks before aluminum seating was put in place.
Additional seating is being added at the top of the stands to provide handicap accessibility.
Union-Endicott School District voters approved the plan to renovate the stadium in a 2019 capital project referendum.
The stadium is named in honor of Harold "Ty" Cobb, who was a U-E football coach for nearly four decades.
The facility is used by the school district for football games and special events. President Ronald Reagan spoke to a large crowd at the stadium during a campaign rally in September 1984.
Enter your number to get our free mobile app
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org (607) 545-2250. For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNowon Twitter.
Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School
Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.
Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.
See How School Cafeteria Meals Have Changed Over the Past 100 Years
Using government and news reports, Stacker has traced the history of cafeteria meals from their inception to the present day, with data from news and government reports. Read on to see how various legal acts, food trends, and budget cuts have changed what kids are getting on their trays.
LOOK: Best Beers From Every State
To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.