Demolition is underway on Floyd Casey Stadium, said Brian Nicholson, Baylor University vice president for operations and facilities management.
The stadium should be down by June or July of this year assuming everything goes as planned, Nicholson said.
“I don’t think there’s any reason why the property won’t be cleared,” he said.
Hutchins-based Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition LLC is in charge of the project, Nabors vice president John Satterwhite said.
Developing logistics and coordinating with subcontractors is the toughest part of the project, Satterwhite said.
Before the structure comes down, environmental remediation must be conducted, which includes searching for asbestos and similar hazards, Nicholson said. All parts of the stadium will be sorted as demolition progresses, and as much material as possible will be salvaged for scrap or recycled.
As of November 2015, a land-swap proposal between the city and Baylor is on track for approval. The university would give the city a cleared Floyd Casey Stadium site in exchange for a five-acre property at the corner of Interstate 35 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard adjacent to McLane Stadium.
Baylor has a proposal to work with Baylor Scott & White to build an exercise science and sports medicine center at the I-35 site.
City officials have said they will recommend a master plan for the redevelopment of the Floyd Casey site. This could include residential, office and commercial development, as well as recreational and sports uses.
The Baylor football team played in the stadium for 64 seasons from 1950 to 2013.