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Greater Binghamton Sports Complex moves along with rebuild

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TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) -- The Greater Binghamton Sports Complex is making progress with its construction after it collapsed over the winter.

What was once the largest air-supported dome in the country was destroyed after record-breaking snow on December 18, 2020, caused the roof of the dome to collapse.

Construction for the new complex recently got underway on July 7, and according to William H. Lane Superintendent Calvin Rifenburg, the new complex will have some differences but it will largely be an upgrade.

"The inside I don't think is gonna change that much," he said. "I think it'll be a little more open. You're not gonna have the dome actually there it will actually be a stand-up building with trusses and all that. "

The new complex will be 100,000 square feet, about 25,000 less than the original, however, with new technology, it will allow for competition year-round rather than just October to April.

Rifenburg says a finish time is not yet set, but they expect to be finished with the concrete portion of the complex in about 2 months' time.

Casey Honigbaum

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