Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Could LP Field become a giant sinkhole?


No, the home stadium of the Tennessee Titans is probably not falling into the Tennessee River, but it is an interesting thought.

However, it appears that there are some sinkhole issues in the area. Mostly as a result of the flooding rains of May. As the water receded, it left quite a few reminders that it was there.

A sinkhole, maybe 20-30 feet wide and 4 feet deep is now sitting just outside the stadium between the building and the river. For those who've never been there, the stadium would be considered a riverfront stadium.

Check out more on this story from Nashville's RIGHT HERE

((Photo of Sinkhole//Courtesy: George Walker IV/The Tennessean))

Having lived in Nashville when this stadium was built, the story is not a surprise. It was built over an old shipyard and when they say it is along the river, it literally is. It is a very nice stadium with a lot of parking and more than likely this is just an isolated incident.

The bigger question is what is under the ground the place was built on. There was always some rumors out there that it never completely cleaned out, but then again, maybe I'm just being cynical.

1 comment:

Walter Tully said...

Location can affect the strength of a building. I've already seen the Tennessee riverfront stadium a couple of times, and I've always admired its picturesque location. It's just alarming that there are sink holes appearing now because it can be a sign of poor local government regulation regarding the use of underground water.

Another equally good stadium is the one found at the heart of Glendale parks and recreation. People visit it for international sporting events like rugby.
Glendale parks and recreations is an entertaining venue because aside from the games, people can enjoy strolling in the 8 acre park.