DULUTH, Minn. - - The owner of the Duluth Huskies says weather likely caused part of a wall at the baseball team's stadium to collapse.
The top 4 to 6 feet of the 20-foot-tall wall gave way Wednesday night leaving bricks scattered for more than 200 feet outside Wade Stadium in West Duluth. No one was hurt.
Officials say the stadium, built in the early 40s, has had its share of issues and is in major need of repair. One of the biggest problems has been a large bow in the stone wall, which is the portion that finally gave way.
The Duluth News Tribune says that in the past year, the city has urged the state Legislature to provide money to refurbish the 72-year-old stadium. Huskies owner Michael Rosenzweig says the damage "just heightens the fact" they "need to get on this project right away."
Rosenzweig says the wall will be fixed and the team will be playing baseball beginning June 1.
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