A facility official said on Wednesday that the roof of the dome will not be fixed until at least March, which will cause big time scheduling issues for hundreds of college baseball games and the Twins will have to find a new venue for their annual Twins Fest.
The Twins Fest, which is a huge baseball fan attraction, was scheduled for January 28-30, 2011. “That event will go on, but it won’t be here,” said Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. There will be an announcement soon as to where the event will be taking place and it should still be on the same dates as expected with the same players initially scheduled to be there, Twins spokesman Kevin Smith said.
While the Metrodome collapse was an ironic end to the Vikings tumultuous 2010 season, it is very unfortunate to the college baseball organization who depended so much on this facility to house their almost 300 games. We play a very heavy baseball schedule in February with games typically scheduled from 8a.m. to midnight several days a week, Lester said. Coach John Anderson said in a news release he didn’t know where all those games would be played as there are few facilities like the Metrodome around. “You get used to it. Everybody takes it for granted.”