Engineering Experts Inspecting Damage To Metrodome

EngineeringEngineers for the Amherst-based company Birdair arrived in Minneapolis Monday night to inspect the damage to the Metrodome after heavy snow caused it to collapse on Sunday.  Birdair installed the stadium roof nearly 30 years ago and it has collapsed for the fourth time.

The Metrodome roof, first inflated in 1981, is one of numerous stadium roofs that the company has worked on around the world. The company built roofs over three stadiums in South Africa used in last summer’s World Cup soccer tournament, covered the gigantic Cowboys Stadium outside Dallas, Texas, and built the roof over Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, site of the last Super Bowl.

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