ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The University of Central Florida has filed a lawsuit against the architects and contractors involved in the construction of its football stadium, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The university says that the venue’s metal framing for seating has “defects and deficiencies” according to the complaint filed this month.
"UCF has filed a lawsuit to hold the companies involved in constructing the stadium accountable for their role in creating premature wear of the steel. We contend that it is requiring more maintenance than it should for its age and use," said university spokesman Chad Binette.
UCF owns the 45,000-seat Spectrum Stadium. Shortly after completion in 2008, it was nicknamed the "Bounce House," because it shifted as fans jumped in unison.
The school spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to lessen the bounce, though officials said the stadium was never unsafe and remains safe for fans today.