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Sigma Group to raze Milwaukee’s South Stadium (UPDATE)

UPDATE (March 24, 2014): Bids are in for the old South Stadium in Milwaukee. See them HERE.

The Sigma Group of Milwaukee has been awarded an abatement and demolition design services contract for the old South Stadium, 971 W. Windlake Ave., Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Public School Board approved the $83,750 contract Thursday.

The design work is to be done before Jan. 17 and prior to setting bid dates for demolition work. Eventually, the stadium will be replaced with a soccer facility for Milwaukee Public Schools.

The old Windlake Avenue stadium was built more than 90 years ago, and was a significant landmark on the city’s south side. The stadium was capable of holding more than 10,000 spectators, and was very suitable for track meets and soccer events.

Now in severe disrepair, the structure has been deemed unusable and too costly to repair.

The final football game was played in October when Vincent met Bradley Tech. Future games and other sports activities will be played at two other district facilities, Custer Stadium on the city’s northwest side and Pulaski Stadium on the south side.

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