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Wolverine Field seating to double
Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer
A new red, black and silver section will double the home-side seating section at Wolverine Field in Riverton, following the award of bid for the upper tier grandstand section by the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education on Tuesday.
Dant Clayton Corporation of Parker, Colo., was the successful bidder on the project at a total of $257,332, which includes the alternate of Colosseum Two seating modules on the end sections.
"The bid came in right where we had hoped," said superintendent Terry Snyder.
The basic project expands the existing 10-row bleachers by adding a 10-row I-beam grandstand behind the current seating section.
Snyder said design work is under way for restrooms and concession stands to be located under the new I-beam structure, with the entire project to be completed in time for the fall sports and performance season.
The enhancements will bring the total home-side seating capacity to 1,771.
The red Colosseum One seats of molded plastic with arms and backrests will be located in the center of the upper tier, flanked on both sides by plank seating with black backrests.
Additional leg space has been designed into the new section of the grandstand for the comfort of the spectators.
This latest enhancement to Wolverine Field is made possible by the use of one-time-only funds coming from the settlement of an audit dispute with the Wyoming Department of Education.
District maintenance supervisor Larry Hartwell said the district will break ground for the project "as soon as the weather is more cooperative."