Dome doomed

By Brock Stafford and Max Fontaine | Parts written separately

Groundkeepers work diligently at Stadium Lot Stadium. (Shuck Woolery)
New groundskeepers flock to Stadium Lot Stadium. (Shuck Woolery)

An ongoing land dispute is now “outgoing,” putting a tentative end to construction of a domed sports complex out on Out-on-the-Highway Road.

The land owner, Michael B. Mischler, who resides in Michianapolis, has decided to rescind sale of the land due to “lack of communication,” thus ending the land dispute. Attorneys from Bass Lake University have decided not to pursue the matter further.

“We’re afraid of him,” at least one attorney said.

Meanwhile, a contractor responsible for much of the project has eliminated itself from consideration. The contracting company’s name was not revealed, under guidelines of the Freedom From Information Act.

A possible future alternative location for a similar dome has not been determined, nor has a decision whether a dome site or dome itself will be pursued.

The news was announced early today at a press conference hosted by Bass Lake University president Elliott Chamberton and director of athletics Helen Sanderstroms. Continental breakfast was provided by Jolly’s Morgue and Donuts.

The latest turn-of-events puts a game-site plan in limbo for BLU Beaver’s 2015 home football opener, set for Sept. 12 vs. Stripmall State. Tentative location is the site of legendary Stadium Drive Stadium, which was leveled earlier this summer. Despite the turmoil, Sanderstroms expects a capacity crowd.

“It’ll be standing-room-only, out of necessity,” Sanderstroms said.

BLU opens the season Saturday at Northern South Dakota.

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