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ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The Catholic college in Aberdeen plans to put up a new multi-purpose athletic dome this weekend.

The Aberdeen American News reports ( ) that weather permitting, it will be inflated on Saturday at the Presentation College campus.

Director of Athletics Greg Heier says the heated dome will create 180,000-square-foot facility that will stand about 70 feet tall and cover the football practice field.

Only the softball team will play in it, but other sports like football, soccer and baseball will use it for practice, and intramural sports will use it.

Heier says the plan is to inflate the dome for the winter months and take it down in the spring.

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