Two parties have been dropped from a lawsuit concerning the condition of Spectrum Stadium, the home of University of Central Florida football.
Back in September, UCF filed a lawsuit against the architects and contractors involved in the construction of Spectrum Stadium. In court documents, the university contended that the facility had more than 1,600 corrosive areas and was prematurely aging.
While the litigation is proceeding, an Orange County Circuit Court judge has dismissed two defendants from the lawsuit, including Universal Engineering Sciences Inc. and Universal vice president Fred Schmalzer. However, UCF is still in litigating against 360 Architecture — FL Inc., Harris Civil Engineering, and stadium-seating supplier Dant Clayton Corporation. More from The Orlando Sentinel:
An engineering report contracted by the university says repairs could cost $14 million. The stadium was built for $54 million.
Reasons for the premature aging lie mostly with poorly coated steel, according to the engineers hired by UCF.
UCF officials say they have fixed the worst problems and are weighing long-term plans.
“We completed repairs on all of the most significant findings before we played our first home game this season,” UCF assistant vice president Chad Binette said in October.
Spectrum Stadium opened for UCF football in 2007.
Image courtesy UCF Football.