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The sky is falling in Indiana (Hoosiers B-Ball arena)

The sky is falling in Indiana (Hoosiers B-Ball arena)

The sky is falling in Indiana (Hoosiers B-Ball arena)

(OP)
A piece of "facing" falling inside the arena is caught on tape -

Link to video clip of falling piece

Quote:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana postponed Tuesday night's game against No. 15 Iowa after an 8-foot piece of metal fell from the ceiling and into the seats at Assembly Hall.

Athletic director Fred Glass said the school made the decision to call off the game after the piece, roughly 8 feet long and 14 inches wide, fell into the lower bowl of the arena and damaged seats in the northwest corner. The accident occurred about six hours before the scheduled tip time of 9 p.m.

No makeup date was announced. Iowa (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) is in third place in the league standings, and the Hoosiers (14-11, 4-8) are near the bottom.

"Safety is our No. 1 priority," Glass said. "Our university engineers have advised us to postpone events in Assembly Hall until it can be determined what caused the facing to fall and ensure the safety of everyone attending an event in the facility."

RE: The sky is falling in Indiana (Hoosiers B-Ball arena)

Nice! Would have ruined someone's day! Any news on cause?

RE: The sky is falling in Indiana (Hoosiers B-Ball arena)

(OP)
It didn't sound "structural" - suggested that it was some part of the ceiling system.

But if someone was sitting in that seat F 23 8 - ouch!

RE: The sky is falling in Indiana (Hoosiers B-Ball arena)

That was Chicken Little's seat.

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering

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