Judge upholds injunction over OU stadium construction
Ponca City Now - October 28, 2015 9:30 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – A Cleveland County judge has left in place a temporary injunction to halt renovations at the University of Oklahoma football stadium, though other work will continue because crews aren’t yet ready for the work that’s in dispute.
HME Inc. of Kansas sued OU, saying the school violated bidding laws. The university has contended it wanted a contractor with more experience in stadium projects and selected Oklahoma-based W&W Steel.
District Judge Thad Balkman granted a temporary injunction Friday but put his ruling on hold until Tuesday after OU asked for a $35 million bond. Balkman ordered a $178,000 bond instead.
According to The Oklahoman, the university is worried the stadium won’t be ready by 2016 and that they have sold tickets for seats that don’t yet exist.