PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the
replacement of aging bleachers in the Martin Stadium end zone. These are the last remaining
seats from the original stadium built in 1936. The wooden seats have deteriorated and have
become a safety concern.
New concrete bleachers with metal seats will match the existing seating throughout Martin
Stadium. More than 2,000 seats will be replaced. The project is expected to cost $826,000. It is
anticipated that the work will be completed in time for the football season this fall.
In other business, the regents received a report on preparations for the university’s 10-year
accreditation review. The report is the culmination of an intensive, 18-month long self-study. It
addresses standards that will be used by the accrediting body, the Commission on Colleges of
the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. A team of evaluators will visit the WSU
campuses in April.
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