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This portion of the stadium has been closed off to the public since 2009 due to structural issues.

Construction should be complete by August 7, prior to the beginning of CPCC’s fall semester.

Once the upper deck is removed, a temporary press box will be constructed and turf will be established in as many concourse areas as possible.

Over the past year, the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department conducted a structural assessment as well as a series of community meeting to obtain feedback from stakeholders and county residents on the future of the 75-year old facility.

During this time, the stadium has remained opened, serving as a venue for many events such as the 4th of July fireworks, then Carolina Lightnin’ 30th anniversary championship reunion, and Charlotte Hounds Major League Lacrosse.

Armory Drive (and all roads surrounding the stadium) will remain open during demolition except for intermittent lane closures or one way traffic patterns. Citizens may experience unusually heavy truck traffic near the stadium as debris is hauled away. For safety purposes, a section of the greenway connector that is located under the upper deck will be closed during demolition.

All events scheduled at American Legion Memorial Stadium will not be affected by the removal of the upper deck.