By Steven Bartolotta, January 18, 2010, 5:37 p.m.
Mark the date folks, January 18, 2010. The stadium construction has officially begun. For the last few days there have been bits and pieces of equipment that have been arriving from Manhattan Construction that you probably noticed on the site.
Earthmovers, trucks, bulldozers, etc....and last but not least the port-a-potty is here so it's time to start working.
This morning workers from Manhattan started site prep work (actually they have had people out on the site for the last two weeks prepping things), which will take some logistical time to do. Soil testing on the site was also done but clock is officially rolling on the start of the new stadium.
The first of the job's contractors are on site and have begun prepping the site for the dirt work. Silt fencing will be installed to assist with erosion control and to protect drainage systems. The silt fence boundary is required prior to commencing with the earthwork which is expected to begin soon.
One of the funnier things was during the digging this morning, it was reported that among other things found in the ground, were a lot of old golf balls.
So if you played Eagle Point Golf Course the before the old girl was shutdown and lost a golf ball, and if you can correctly identify it, please contact Brian Bethea.
All kidding aside, it's a monumental day for North Texas and marks the start of bigger things to come on the site as the progress wears on. We plan on giving you as many reports on the progress as they will let us, but things are warming up.
I have to say I've never been happier to see a port-a-potty than this morning.