Wade Stadium Brick Wall Collapse

By KBJR News 1

Wade Stadium Brick Wall Collapse

March 20, 2013 Updated Mar 20, 2013 at 10:34 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - City crews will be inspecting Duluth's Wade Stadium on Thursday after part of the structure's wall collapsed Wednesday evening.

A six to eight foot portion of the brick wall on the northwest side of the stadium came tumbling down Wednesday.

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 bow in the wall, which is the portion that finally gave way Wednesday.

"I think this year with the freeze and thaw, freeze and thaw, and the heavy winds, I think Mother Nature just took over and did what we were always afraid of what would happen," said Michael Rosenzweig, owner of Duluth Huskies Baseball Club. "This is have that portion of wall come out. I think the interesting thing is actually how much of the wall came down and the length of wall that came down."

Officials say the wall fell on the outside of the stadium. There shouldn't be any debris inside.

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