Randolph County deems Wimer Stadium bleachers unsafe for fans

Published: Aug. 29, 2020 at 12:02 PM EDT
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ELKINS, W.Va (WDTV) - The Elkins High School football team is looking for a new home venue after the bleachers at Wimer Stadium were deemed unsafe.

Randolph County school officials released a statement Friday that said a structural engineer assessed the bleachers after a county-wide inspection. They found the bleachers are unsafe to be occupied by spectators.

“It is with regret that we must inform the Elkins community that there will be no public events held at Wimer Stadium,” the statement said.

Tigers Head Coach Evan Hott tells 5 News the team plans to play home games at either Philip Barbour High School or Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

Elkins is now set to open its football season Friday at Robert C. Byrd.

“The administration and athletic directors at Elkins High School and Elkins Middle School are working collaboratively to devise a plan to address the 2020 football season,” school officials said.

Randolph County Schools statement on Wimer Stadium
Randolph County Schools statement on Wimer Stadium(Randolph County Schools)

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