Installation of Mean Green Flag Pole Delayed
Battle Flag Expected To Be In Place For Champions Weekend On Sept. 23
Due to recent rains and information gathered from soil samples, the installation of the Mean Green battle flag atop a 120-foot pole adjacent to Apogee Stadium has been delayed and will not be in place for the season-opening football game against Lamar on Saturday, Sept. 2.
The original plan called for installing 10-foot footers to support the structure, but it had to be increased to 20-foot footers to support the weight of the pole and flag. The new timeline is to have the pole and flag unveiled during Champions Weekend on Sept. 23, when the 2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl team and teams from 1947, 1967 and 1987 will be recognized.
The battle flag was announced the winner following an online vote by North Texas fans. The flag will be approximately 30 feet by 60 feet.