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RMU Begins Repairs to Golf Dome at Neville Island

Monday, July 9, 2012

Pittsburgh – Work will begin today to repair the storm-damaged Golf Dome at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center (ISC) on Neville Island.

The Golf Dome collapsed June 1 when a microburst hit the area. All employees and golfers inside escaped without injury, and the Golf Dome has been closed since.

A new panel will replace the damaged portion of the dome, and the dome is set to be completely re-inflated on Wednesday, July 11, a process that will take three to four hours. An extensive inspection and safety assessment of the interior of the dome will then proceed, and it may be another two weeks before the facility is re-opened to the public.

RMU will continue to provide updates on the construction schedule and re-opening of the Golf Dome throughout the process. For more information contact Jonathan Potts at 412-397-5291 or

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.