Sports World Bubble Collapses in East Windsor

Bubble comes down under weight of snow early Saturday morning, according to owner.

The Sports World bubble in East Windsor collapsed Saturday night from this weekend's heavy snowfall, according to owner Michael Fioretti.

No one was injured from the collapse, Fioretti said.

Fioretti said that a representative of the company that manufactures the bubbles will be on site Tuesday to assess the damage.

Sports World opened in East Windsor in 2004. The weather-protected bubble has three synthetic turf fields that accommodate sports such as lacrosse, football, soccer, baseball, softball and Frisbee.

It is not the only sports bubble to have collapsed as a result of the weekend’s storm that dumped between 2 and 3 feet of snow on the area.

The Star Hill Athletic Facility’s sports bubble also collapsed on Saturday. That weather-protected bubble contained basketball courts, volleyball courts, turf field and an indoor track.

ellen hanna February 11, 2013 at 07:45 PM
duh? the students r off today from school. do not rebuild. you are playing w/fire here. people could have been hurt.
John D. February 11, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Ellen, you're nuts, playing with fire? Of course they wouldn't have had it opened after a huge storm we had, they aren't the only dome that collapsed, it was closed when it happened. They wouldn't have had the place open if it wasn't safe for people to be in there, and they were smart to be closed with that much snow dumped any buildings NOT just domes could have collapsed. This is the first incident regarding it's structure since it opened. You're just one of those people that hates everything!
Domination February 12, 2013 at 04:50 AM
Julie Bodnar February 12, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Great facility - I hope it is back up and operational soon.
Tim(CT) February 13, 2013 at 01:17 AM
Well said .... Mr. Drost?
Andy Longey February 13, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Anyone know when we can get back in there and what will happen with teams already registered and paid?
Ed Breyers February 13, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Ellen, these people's likelyhood is at stake and all you can do is dump on them. These bubbles are designed to withstand certain amount of snow per hour based on melt and runoff and interior pressure. The owners responsibly closed ahead of time to preclude safety incidents. I hope no one kicks you when you are down, where is your common sense? I hope they get it up and running again because it is a great facility.


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