No Re-Opening Date Set for RMU Golf Dome

An RMU spokesperson said the university is "evaluating its options."

has hired the Ontario-based firm World Air Structure Assistance to determine what to do with its Neville Island golf dome that deflated last week after heavy winds. 

The white polyvinyl dome, which stood 100-feet and 80-feet high,  a wind microburst on the island tore a hole in the structure's roof, causing it collapse. Ten people, including staffers and golfers, were able to walk out of the dome before it  down. 

RMU spokesman Jonathan Potts said World Air Structure has evaluated the deflated dome and presented the university with options to repair and rebuild it. 

No re-opening date has been announced for the sports dome, which is located next to the university's Island Sports Center arena.  

"We've hired a firm that specializes in these kinds of structures," Potts said. "They've made several recommendations and we are still reviewing our options. Right now we don't have anything to report." 

Potts said events at the facility are being rescheduled and golfers who use the dome to practice are being dealt with on a case-by-case basis. 

"As I understand it we're working to make other arrangements," he said. 


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