Nepean sports dome unlikely to reopen until May

Poor weather conditions have delayed the reopening of the Superdome Sports Centre in Ben Franklin Park, the facility's managers say.

TMSI Sports Management had hoped to have the dome at West Hunt Club and Greenbank roads reinflated by Good Friday.

But over the weekend they said the repairs would take longer than anticipated, and on Tuesday, they said the facility likely won't reopen for field rentals until early May.

The dome is used for a number of sports, including indoor soccer, rugby, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee. 

Dave Louden was hitting golf balls on Monday, April 10, when the dome deflated. He told CBC News that there was suddenly a "quite dramatic" rip in the dome's seam, followed by the roof opening right up.

Louden and others were inside the facility when it deflated, but no injuries were reported.

Ottawa police and fire crews were on the scene after the dome collapsed.