Lafayette is. See how crews dug out the campus in time to host the most-played rivalry in college football Twitter
Story by Katie Neitz, photos by Clay Wegrzynowicz
On the eve of the 154th edition of the most-played college football rivalry, Lafayette’s facilities operations team was running defense—against Mother Nature.
An early-season winter storm dumped more snow than expected on the Lehigh Valley yesterday, creating massive traffic delays, power outages, and general havoc throughout the region.
Clearing roads, parking lots, and pathways is standard operating procedure for facilities operations throughout the winter months, of course. But clearing an entire football stadium to make it game-day ready is a whole other task.
Fisher Stadium, host to tomorrow’s Lafayette-Lehigh football game, was buried under more than 8 inches of dense, wet snow. Facilities crews were out working until midnight Thursday. Despite the College’s delayed Friday opening, they then returned to campus at 6 a.m. to resume the cleanup, knowing the 100-yard task that lay ahead.
Many students pitched in, working throughout the afternoon to dig out the stadium.
Watching the scene, this became clear: Everyone is all in to #BeatLehigh.