Dome repair affects Minn. schedule
The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS -- The snow-damaged roof of the Metrodome won’t be fixed until sometime in March, affecting hundreds of college baseball games and the annual Twins Fest.
Bill Lester of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission said Wednesday that the baseball coaches were notified this week. Lester says the Minnesota Twins will be forced to move their event, which is scheduled for Jan. 28-30.
Lester says about 300 baseball games were scheduled to be played in the dome in February and March, including about 40 University of Minnesota games and 250 small college games. He says during the early spring, it’s not unusual for the Metrodome to host baseball games from 8 a.m. to midnight.
The roof collapsed Dec. 12 during a snowstorm, forcing the Vikings to play two home games elsewhere.