CVM completes rehabilitation of PENN’s Franklin Field

CVM is celebrating the completion of a five-year phased program intended to rehabilitate the concrete grandstands of the nation’s oldest active college football stadium.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field has been the home to PENN football and the PENN Relays since 1895. The modern stadium, completed in 1925, still hosts Quaker football and the PENN Relays, as well as other campus events.

The project team also included JJ White Inc. (contractor), PULLMAN (concrete repair), Rampart Hydro Services (hydrodemolition) and Vector Construction (sacrificial anode installation).

Grandstands were blasted with a 30,000 PSI water pressure lance, removing previous coatings.
Workers dispersed across the grandstand. The visible holes in the stand are where failing concrete .
Electric chipping hammers break up failing concrete, hastening removal.
The already-rehabilitated north stand.