Video: UCF files lawsuit against architects, contractors who built Spectrum Stadium

Video: UCF files lawsuit against architects, contractors who built Spectrum Stadium

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UCF HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE ARCHITECTS AND CONTRACTORS WHO BUILT SPECTRUM STADIUM. THE SCHOOL WANTS TO WILL THE COMPANIES RESPONSIBLE FOR DEFECT’S. CHANNEL 9’S JOHNNY FERNANDEZ IS A UCF RIGHT NOW. YOU JUST HEARD BACK FROM ONE OF THE COMPANIES. Reporter: I REACHED OUT TO ALL OF THE CORPORATIONS LISTED IN THE LAWSUIT. TWO OF THEM GOT BACK TO ME. ONE OF THEM SAID THEY WILL BE DISMISSED FROM THE LAWSUIT AND ANOTHER ONE SAID THAT THEY DID NOT EVEN KNOW THEY WERE LISTED. ACCORDING TO THIS LAWSUIT, IT STATES THAT THE SCHOOL SPENT MORE THAN $70,000 IN DAMAGES SINCE THE STADIUM WAS BUILT. THIS IS WHAT GAME DAY LOOKS LIKE AT SPECTRUM STADIUM. THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS CHEERING. THEY ARE EXCITED. IT IS A NICE COLLEGE STADIUM. Reporter: STUDENTS DON’T SEEM TO MIND THE STADIUM BUT BOARD MEMBERS THINK OTHERWISE. WHEN THE STADIUM OPENED 10 YEARS AGO, IT WAS NICKNAMED THE BOUNCE HOUSE BECAUSE IT WOULD SHIFT AS FANS JUMPED DURING THE GAME. THE PROBLEMS AT THE STADIUM WOULD CONTINUE. EARLIER THIS MONTH, BOARD MEMBERS FILED THIS 36 PAGE LAWSUIT AGAINST CORPORATIONS STATING THEY WANTED TO HOLD THE CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WEAR AND TEAR OF THE STADIUM. THE LAWSUIT STATED REST BEING AN ISSUE IN STADIUM SEATING AND OTHER FRAMING HAD CERTAIN DEFECTS AND EFFICIENCIES CAUSED BY IMPROPER DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. WE REACHED OUT TO UCF REGARDING THE LAWSUIT. THEY RESPONDED “UCF HAS FILED A LAWSUIT TO HOLD THE COMPANIES INVOLVED IN CONSTRUCTING THE STADIUM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ROLE IN CREATING PREMATURE WEAR OF THE SEAL. WE CONTEND THAT IT IS REQUIRING MORE MAINTENANCE THAN IT SHOULD FOR ITS AGE AND USE.” I DID ASK THE UNIVERSITY SPOKESPERSON REGARDING THE SAFETY OF FANS WHEN THEY COME TO THE STADIUM, IF IT IS OKAY FOR THEM TO COME, HE DID RESPOND

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