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Superior Dome, Marquette

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Arena / Stadium · Landmark
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, in the United States. It is home to the Northern Michigan Wildcats football team as well as its marching band and a variety of other campus and community events.

The dome is 143 feet (44 m) tall, has a diameter of 536 feet (163 m), covers an area of 5.1 acres (21,000 m2) and has a volume of 16,135,907 cubic feet. It is a geodesic dome constructed with 781 Douglas fir beams and 108.5 miles (174.6 km) of fir decking. The dome is designed to support snow up to 60 pounds per square foot (2.9 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 2010 edition of Guinness World Records listed it as the fifth-largest dome and largest wooden dome in the world.
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  • We weren't able to get in, but the facility and grounds were beautifully set. Later we hiked to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and viewed the dome from up top. Easy to drive by and see, and lovely...  more »
  • Building doesn't look like much from the outside but shows all it's beautiful wood construction on the inside. Large and multi use building a real asset to the community.  more »
  • I love the feel of the dome. It it amazing to look at structurally. The display cases from the Olympics are interesting. There are also display cases highlighting the UP also. They have a Hall of Fame wall with etched picture placques of all of their inductees.
  • GREAT football game watching my former students play. The QB Ryan Johnson was s star student in statistics.

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