Posted at: 12/13/2010 7:32 AM
By: Scott Theisen

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NY Dome Manager Offers Roof Panel for Metrodome

The folks who maintain Syracuse's Carrier Dome are offering to help out their counterparts dealing with the collapse of the inflatable roof on the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Carrier Dome managing director Pete Sala says he has spoken on the phone with the Metrodome's management and offered Syracuse's extra roof panel, bought 10 years ago when the Carrier Dome's roof was redone. Sala says the panel is ready to be shipped if Metrodome officials want it.

Sala says he also offered his expertise in inflating and deflating a dome, something he has done several times during his years operating the Syracuse stadium. The Carrier Dome roof sustained a weather-related tear in the 1990s.

The Metrodome's roof collapsed during severe weather early Sunday morning.

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