Superior Dome

The Superior Dome, which opened as the "world’s largest wooden dome" on September 14, 1991, is a domed stadium on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, USA. It is home to the Northern Michigan Wildcats football team, as well as a variety of campus and community events. A nickname is the Yooper Dome.

The dome is 14 stories tall, has a diameter of 536 ft (163.4 m), and covers an area of 5.1 acres (21,000 m²). It is a geodesic dome constructed with 781 Douglas Fir beams and 108.5 miles (175 km) of fir decking. The dome is designed to support snow up to 60 pounds per square foot (2.87 kPa) and withstand 80 mile per hour (130 km/h) winds. It has a permanent seating capacity of 8,000, though the building can hold as many as 16,000 people. The "Book of World Records - 2010" listed it as the fifth-largest dome and largest wooden dome in the world.

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Superior Dome - Use
... The Wildcat football team was the first to christen the Dome, hosting the first-ever event in the facility on September 14, 1991 ... Later that season, a Superior Dome attendance record was set at 8,432, when Northern defeated Ferris State, 27-17, on October 5 ... The Dome features a retractable artificial turf carpet, the largest of its kind in the world ...

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