The Dome Unveils New Look and Renewed Mission
Nonprofit sports center restructures to create unique space and invest in community
Anchorage, Alaska — The Dome, the world’s largest air-supported sports structure, unveils its new exterior design today, July 29. With vibrant colors, the new look celebrates The Dome’s recent organizational changes and status as an independent nonprofit organization that now owns the land on which it sits. The new exterior will be unveiled at 11 a.m. with words from Mayor Dan Sullivan, followed by a tour of the space.
“Over the last year, The Dome has made major changes to reflect our vision of enriching Alaskan lives. We’re excited to be moving in a new direction with expanded sports opportunities, new equipment and an updated look, and we’re pleased to be building our community partnerships, such as our newest relationship with Kaladi Brothers Coffee,” said Bryan Underwood, Dome CEO. “We are committed to making The Dome the best possible sports and fitness center for Alaskans.”
Along with the new entrance design, The Dome is rolling out activities such as girls flag football and bubble ball soccer, in which players wear inflated protective shells that allow them to safely roll, collide and bounce as they compete for the ball. These new opportunities will be highlighted at Family Day at The Dome on August 2, a free event that includes games, demonstrations, prizes and interactive booths from community sponsors.
“The Dome is a one-of-a-kind space. When you come here, you get a professional and fun experience for the whole family,” said Dino Sutherland, general manager of The Dome. “From softball to soccer, ultra-running to yoga, The Dome is an amazing and versatile resource for Alaskans, and we’re continually making it even better.”
The Dome is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is independently funded through memberships, rentals, donations and advertising within the structure. The property was recently conferred to the organization from GraceAlaska, and a new, more direct route to The Dome is planned with the Dowling Road project set to be complete by summer 2015.
Founded in 2007, The Dome is a nonprofit indoor sports center that offers space for almost any turf sport imaginable, in addition to an Olympic track, batting cages, fitness classes, personal training, exercise equipment and more. The Dome is the largest sports structure of its kind in the world and is committed to helping Alaskans achieve health and wellness through sports and physical activity.