UPDATE: RMU Begins Repairs to Collapsed Golf Dome
Crews are working to repair the Neville Island facility, which collapsed after strong winds last month.
Work to repair Robert Morris University's collapsed Neville Island golf dome began Monday.
A university spokesman said the facility is expected to re-open to golfers in two weeks. Crews will install a new panel replacing the damaged portion of the dome. The dome will be reinflated Wednesday.
The vinyl 100-foot by 80-foot facilty collapsed June 1 after heavy winds tore a hole in a section of the dome's panel. Employees and golfers escaped without injury, and the university's golf and miniature golf facilities have remained closed since.
The dome's reinflation is expected take three to four hours. The golf dome is located outside of RMU's Island Sports Center.
Employees and golfers escaped without injury during its collapse and the university's golf and miniature golf facilities have remained closed since.
The Ontario-based firm World Air Structure Assistance was hired by the university last month to evaluate damage to the dome.
No cost estimate for the repairs was available.
Update: An RMU spokesperson said the dome will now be reinflated on Thursday.