Rubber Bowl Stadium to be sold
February 5, 2013 by James
It was announced late last month that the University of Akron has made plans to sell the Rubber Bowl Stadium, which has sat empty for the last five years.
Team 1 Marketing, a marketing company out of Canton, has expressed an interest in the old stadium. Reportedly, Team 1 will pay the university $38,000 and hopes to bring football back to the Akron landmark with a United States Football League team.
Cathy Scott, who operates the L&C Barber Shop located just across the street from the old stadium, said:
“We’ve watched the Rubber Bowl just sit and it’s just crumbling and it’s a landmark. I saw the Rolling Stones there when I was younger and a lot of memories are over there and it is just wonderful.”
Dr. Louis Proenza, President at the University of Akron, expressed his excitement about the sale, saying that it looks to be a win-win situation for everyone. He said that having a U.S. Football League team in Akron would bring resources to the city and help boost the economy.
The purchase of the old stadium and the possibility of a professional football team in the city will likely bring in new stores, restaurants, and other businesses to the area. This could mean extra business for local printing companies as well, as new businesses are likely to utilize their printing services for a variety of needs, including postcard printing and catalog printing.
The Rubber Bowl Stadium was constructed in 1939 and nearly half a decade has passed since the Akron University Zips have played a football game at the stadium.