» By AARON FORSGREN – aforsgren@my.apsu.edu

The idea to renovate Governor’s Stadium was proposed a few years ago. It was put on hold due to the recession and eventually pushed aside. But now the idea of a new stadium has resurfaced and planning is underway again.

President Timothy Hall said the old stadium is disintegrating from the inside because of weak the materials used many years ago that don’t stand up to water and weather. “We also just think that it isn’t the sort of stadium that fits with the university that we are,” he said.

“It hurts us in our recruiting students in general, not just football players, but students generally. Especially students who want the traditional college experience,” Hall said. He said APSU is finally able to figure out a financial way to get to the point of building a new stadium.