OBU Stadium Comes Down

ARKADELPHIA, AR -- A new era of football has arrived. On Friday afternoon, the demolition of the home football stands at A.U. Williams Field made way for the new Cliff Harris Stadium, which will be in place just in time for the 2014 season.

But everything didn't go exactly as planned, as the stands proved to be more difficult to take down.

"I expected something completely different," said OBU alum and former all-pro Dallas Cowboy Cliff Harris said. "I thought all I had to do was pull the cord and it would collapse."

The Super Bowl champ then moved to Plan B.

"I tried to do what I know how to do best is hey man I'm just gonna ram this thing," he said. "I'm gonna knock it out as hard as I can. And that didn't work either."

Harris did seem to be enjoying himself out there, so maybe more construction work in his future.

"It's fun," he said. "I might do it for a sideline you know tearing stadiums out I don't think I'm very good at it."

And while the demolition may not have gone exactly as planned, the fact remains a new stadium will be built in his name.

"It's a great thing," Harris said. "It's a great honor, and I feel very humbled to have something like this done for me."

But before it's in with the new, we still have to bring down the old.

"It's a challenge now more than it is anything else, I want to see this sucker come down," he said. "You guys may have to wait but it'll be down today, if it takes til midnight I'm gonna be here."

Fortunately, the stadium's sun would set long before midnight.

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