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Martin Stadium Renovation: Final Beam Goes Up On Cougar Football Project (Who Knew Leach Could Operate A Crane?)

Mike Leach signs the final beam to be erected in the Cougar Football Project.
Mike Leach signs the final beam to be erected in the Cougar Football Project.

Many of you have seen the photos of the progress being made by the Cougar Football Project, including this post by Brian about a week ago. The final beam has been put in place -- but not before a ceremony down on the field at Martin Stadium.

There's a photo above, but you can check out the whole photo album here at the Cougar Football Project Facebook page. I highly recommend flipping through all 35 photos, where you can see others such as Bill Moos, Dr. Elson Floyd, Butch and all the players signing the beam before it's raised to the top of the new structure. I'm guessing this took place on Saturday before the scrimmage. (Edit: The signing took place Saturday, the beam was erected on Tuesday.)

This south side portion of the project replaces the old press box on the south stands with a new structure that includes a new press box, club seats, loge boxes, luxury suites and a club room. There are still plenty of season tickets available in all parts of the project, which you can learn about here.

And if you're looking for more fun visuals, you can check out the time lapse video here. Very cool.

EDIT: There's video! After you watch it, I assume I won't be the only one who thinks it's straight awesome that Mike Leach operated the crane.

The Cougar Football Project: The Final Beam! (via WSUCougarAthletics)