ERIE, Pennsylvania — The former golf dome at Erie Sports Center is out of commission after the weekend snowstorm dumped nearly two feet of snow on the region.
The structure had a similar issue four years ago when Erie was slammed with a snowstorm over the 2017 Christmas holiday. The complex was then known as ErieBank Sports Park at that time.
The roof, which suffered a tear, is now deflated and on the ground.
Erie Sports Center co-owner Troy Bingham said he walked through the area with insurance representatives and repairmen on Wednesday to figure out the next steps toward fixing the roof and re-inflating it as soon as possible.
“There was too much ice and snow on the roof and too much pressure on the top,” he said. “As it came down, it came down slowly. It’s got a tear in it. We’ve got to repair the tear and get it back up.”
In October, Bingham told the Erie Times-News that the dome’s two-level driving range and miniature golf course have been removed, making space for three indoor soccer fields or two baseball or softball fields.