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Redefining The Term "Snowfall"

I had a suspicion that at least some of the cameras in the Minneapolis Dome caught the snow making the roof collapse.

I guessed right.

The owner of the team is asking for taxpayer funds so he can have an open air stadium.  Isn't that sort of what he's got now?

P.S.  Why doesn't LJ handle animated .gif's properly?


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Dec. 25th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
My understanding is that the whole point of the dome is to protect the fans and players for the freezing cold and the snow (Like the Astrodome is to protect the fans and players from the heat and the sun). So why build an open-air stadium? Just fix this one.

The thing that gets me, is that I am sure that the architects took the location and how severe it's weather patterns are into consideration when building said dome. I would imagine that there is some kind of heating built into the dome itself to melt collecting ice and snow, as well as supports strong enough to take a LOT of pressure. This would suggest that the dome collapse was caused by either a lack of maintenance, or the heat wasn't turned on (probably to lower energy costs). If this were the case, then the blame falls squarely on the owners shoulders. Thus he doesn't deserve another stadium.

Oh, and if the taxpayers shell out for a new stadium (or repairs for the old one), they should all get stock in said business venture, as well as season tickets. If that were the case, I suspect the owner would be rethinking his request.
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