• University sues companies alleging shoddy work at stadium

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    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The University of Akron is suing several companies over the condition of railings in the school's stadium, saying shoddy construction and design led to $1 million in needed repairs.

    The university lawsuit included photographs that show railings at Infocision Stadium missing chunks of concrete and with big cracks. The school blames problems at the decade-old stadium on "poor design, failed overnight and construction deficiencies."

    University spokesman Wayne Hill tells the Akron Beacon Journal that efforts to resolve the matter without filing a lawsuit were unsuccessful.

    The stadium built in 2009 cost $71 million and holds about 30,000 people.

    Welty Building Co., the construction manager, says a contractor improperly installed railings and Welty has worked continuously with the university over several years to help fix the problem.

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    Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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