University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) 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, 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.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.