After over a week of questions, it has been decided that the University of Nebraska at Omaha inflatable dome will not be repaired. In a statement released on Tuesday, officials laid out their plans, so far, going forward.
University of Nebraska at Omaha officials have determined that, following damage to the university's Center Street Dome, repairs are not feasible and alternative options will need to be considered for the future of the space.
The decision comes following an assessment conducted by Yeadon Domes, a Minneapolis-based company, which took place last week. An official report with the company's recommendations was presented to UNO on Friday, March 1.
The dome collapsed during a winter storm on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 23. No one was in the dome at the time. The adjoining clubhouse was not damaged.
No determination has been made regarding the future of the space. Updates will be shared with campus and the greater Omaha community as discussions continue.
The indoor dome was managed by UNO Campus Recreation and used by Omaha Athletics, intramurals, sports clubs and community youth groups. Campus Recreation has begun outreach to organizations that were scheduled to use the space to help provide alternative accommodations.
Any affected campus classes and groups that have not yet been contacted by Campus Recreation and have questions are encouraged to contact Mike Kult at 402.554.3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photo courtesy of UNO)