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Transition Begins from Floyd Casey to McLane Stadium

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(KCEN) -- Piece by piece.  Row by row.  The turf at Baylor's Floyd Casey Stadium is on the go.
 
For senior athletes like Alyssa Nichols, Floyd Casey has been all they know.

"They're just basically taking up the turf and moving it to the new stadium," said Nichols. "It's really exciting."

For athletes like Justine Charbonet, with a new stadium comes a new legacy.

"I was around when Robert Griffin and Kendall Wright and Terrance and all them were here," said Charbonet. "And so now it's just like it's a new stadium, a new era of people coming in and just getting rid of us. But it's ok, we had great memories here and it went out with a bang."

Officials with Baylor's Facility, Planning and Construction Department say the turf will actually be reused. Some of it will be placed in the tailgating area of McLane Stadium, and some of it will be placed inside of the new stadium near the scoreboard. The transition is taking place as progress at the new facility continues to be made.

In just the last two days...the letters spelling out the stadium's name have gone from ground to mount.

"It signifies that we're getting closer to completion," said Vice President of the Baylor Facilities Department Brian Nicholson. "We have 121 days, obviously with the turf coming up at Floyd Casey, we're confident that we won't be in the facility next year and we'll be in McLane Stadium."

Floyd Casey's future is still unknown.  But Nicholson says in the coming months, once the new stadium is open and complete, officials will begin to evaluate what's next for the property.
    
Despite the uncertainty, athletes say the memories made there will always remain.

"I mean there are memories on there," said athlete Taije Jordan. "But knowing that you know there's something better in store, something better coming up, it's like it's really nice."





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