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Sinkhole swallows part of Austin Peay football field

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CLARKSVILLE, TN (WBIR) — A large sinkhole has been discovered at Austin Peay State University's Governors Stadium, complicating the project underway already to replace the main stadium building.

The hole, which extends into the north endzone, started out only about 3 feet by 5 feet and no more than 5 feet deep when it was discovered where the football field meets the track.

But workers have had to dig it out to be much larger, about 40 feet wide and 40 feet deep, in search of stable bedrock.

"We actually put a line item in the budget for sinkhole remediation," said Mike Jenkins, superintendent for Nashville-based Bell & Associates Construction. "You never know to what extent you're going to run into them, but we know that Montgomery County, and Austin Peay State University specifically, is famous for sinkholes."

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