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Report: Plans put on hold for new athletic facility at Va. Tech

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Aug 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-22 10:22:08-04

Plans have been put on hold for a new athletic facility at Virginia Tech.

According to a report from WDBJ7, on Tuesday the university nixed plans to build a new facility on a spot home to trees that date back 300 years.

A number of students, environmentalists, and neighbors didn’t like the idea – an online petition to save Stadium Woods had 10,000 signatures on it.

Stadium Woods is about 15 acres, according to the report – and it’s behind Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech which made it a good spot to build a new indoor football practice facility.

Click here for the complete story from WDBJ7.com in the New River Valley.