Superior Dome Roof Work 50% Complete

The Northern Michigan University school year is fast approaching, and with that comes the return of football season.

However, the home of the football team is still undergoing some much-needed renovations.

The Superior Dome’s 296,000-square-foot roof is in the process of being recovered.

Construction began in May to remove the original gray cover and replace it with a new stronger tan-colored membrane.

Architectural specialist Steve Labar says that so far the project is going well, although they faced some minor setbacks in May due to the weather — the enormous task is about 50% complete.

NMU is hoping for the dome to be completely recovered sometime in October before the snow starts flying.

The building is still open during the renovations, and the work shouldn’t affect any football games.