As nearly everybody saw last weekend, the Metrodome roof collapsed from the weight of snow which caused the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings to move their last two home games to other sites. The Metrodome is the home to over 100 college baseball games during the early part of the season with some days featuring 24 straight hours of baseball.
The St. Cloud Times caught up with St. Cloud State head coach Pat Dolan to get his opinion on the possibilty that the Dome would not be ready for the spring.
“We’ve played 50 games there the last three years. It would be a huge issue for us if we couldn’t play there,” Dolan said. “It’s not just about the Huskies, it’s about all the other college baseball teams in the region that use it. It would put a huge wrinkle in our plans.
“If they can’t get it up soon, why would they put it back up in January or February with the kind of weather we’ll have? That would cause serious problems for all of the college teams.”