Historic Engel Stadium Damaged by Storm

WRCB Eyewitness News
April 27, 2011
by Keith Crawley

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Historic Engel Stadium suffered significant damage from the round of storms passing through Chattanooga Wednesday morning.

A portion of the exterior left-field wall completely collapsed under heavy winds and rain, spewing bricks and rubble onto 4th Street.

Crews removed debris from the right lane of 4th Street, but a pile of concrete remains on the sidewalk.

The historic sports landmark, which hosted its first game in 1930, was locked down and boarded up last month after being deemed a liability by the City of Chattanooga.

The former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, nearly 20 years after its last renovation. Ownership of the rundown facility has been in limbo for years, with the city trying to transfer the land to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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