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Completed by end of Oct.

Rhinelander Dome Gets Turf


Story By Griffin Stroin
General Sports Published 09/02/2020 6:28PM
Rhinelander - The School District of Rhinelander made a record-breaking investment last year and they are beginning to see the finished product.

"We're actually looking to have the dome inflated at the beginning of October," said Brian Paulson, Rhinelander activities director. "So one big step was getting the turf company here and laying the turf. They'll be gone already by the end of this week."

The project is currently on time and should be complete by the beginning of November, but delays are possible.

"You just never know with the rain, getting everything here, we're on track for things coming," said Paulson. "You just never know when there could be delays especially with COVID-19."

While the dome will be utilized by Rhinelander's athletic programs, Paulson wants people to know that it is much more than that.

"This project is gonna be enormous for the community," said Paulson. "Some people might think it's the sports dome and that's what they're going to have in there, but there's so much for the community to do in there."

He also believes that the dome will positively impact local businesses.

"When people come to our tournaments for athletics they're going to be staying at our motels overnight," said Paulson. "They're going to be eating at our local restaurants. It's just going to be a huge asset for the community."

And none of it would have been possible if it wasn't for all the help from the community.

"This project is going to be unbelievable," said Paulson. "There are so many people to thank for the project and then at the end all the rest of the donors that have given. Thank you so much. We're so appreciative." 
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