Blaine, Minn. (September 27, 2019) – The National Sports Center (NSC) announced construction of a seasonal dome planned for 2019 will be delayed.
The construction setback stems from certain material supplier’s inability to deliver product to the dome manufacturer and to meet the timeline for construction to begin prior to the winter season.
“Currently, there is a huge demand for certain dome components putting uncertainty on lead-times. In addition, site construction moving into the 4th quarter of the year poses unpredictable weather conditions. To maintain our integrity and minimize the risk to NSC and to participant programs we feel the project cannot be guaranteed to meet the current timeline,” said Gregg Nelson of Yeadon Domes, a Minnesota company.
The NSC dome concept was approved by the Blaine City Council on August 5 and slated to be open the winter of 2019.
“We are extremely disappointed the project must be delayed. We had looked forward to providing our customers and the local community with much needed indoor field space for the winter months,” said NSC’s Executive Director Todd Johnson.
The National Sports Center is working directly with its customers to try and accommodate indoor space needs in the existing Indoor Sports Hall and the Sports Expo Center for 2019-2020 winter season.
The National Sports Center and Yeadon Domes are currently evaluating timelines for the dome. At this time, all permitting and financing for the project continues to move forward. Johnson repeated, “The demand is there for the indoor athletic space in the metro area, especially the north region. Our job is to figure out how to meet the need for amateur sports in the State.”