January 5, 2016 6:30 am
Updated: January 5, 2016 9:54 pm

Baie d’Urfé sports dome crumples during snow removal

WATCH ABOVE: A popular winterized sports dome in Baie d’Urfé crumpled during routine snow removal, leaving the Lakeshore Soccer Club out in the cold. Global's Kelly Greig reports.


BAIE-D’URFÉ – A popular winterized sports dome in the town of Baie d’Urfé in Montreal’s West Island crumpled during routine snow removal, leaving the Lakeshore Soccer Club out in the cold.

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Lakeshore soccer employee Kelly-Anne Soutter told Global News the Multi-Sport Volkswagen des Sources Dome (SCITEC) was being deflated for routine snow removal on Dec. 31 at the time of the incident.

“I first heard it collapsed. Upon investigating we found out it was an orchestrated deflations,” she told Global News.

“It seems to be a tear in the dome that’s being repaired.”

The collapse happen on NYE. Since then crews have been working to get it repaired. No timeline on when that will happen.

Right now, there is no definite timeline on when it will be repaired.

Eric Harroch, who owns the restaurant inside the dome’s building, was working when the structure started deflating.

He contacted Global News to say his restaurant is still open, but he hopes the dome will be fixed in time for this weekend – when there’s the most people in the complex.

There are two 30-foot tears in the structure, according to the club.

Soutter also confirmed around 1,000 players who train there are affected as it’s the main training facility for the club.

“It’s huge. We’re hoping it’ll only be a week. Our teams have been training since November,” she said.

“We had a holiday hiatus and they were anxious to get back on the turf as of yesterday.”

Nobody was injured in the incident.

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