The Arizona Desert Lamp

Monsoon season hits ASU football

Posted in Campus by Evan Lisull on 29 August 2008

Tucson got some hard rain last night, but it’s nothing compared to what happened to our neighbors in the North. Via Deadspin and Pitchfork Nation, an ominous start to the Sun Devils’ football season:

The dome opened at a cost of $8.4 million in July. Tonight’s storm wasted it in the span of about 45 minutes. I was parked by Four Peaks Brewing Company around 9:45 tonight and a gust of wind nearly picked up one side of my car. Power went out from about 8th Street and north at about the same time and in some places has not been restored. The following are my eyewitness pictures from the northeast corners of Arizona State University at around 1:00 AM.

Pictures can be seen here. Damage is estimated to cost “between $900,000 and $1 million.” Ouch.

But hey, look at the bright side: at least this provides some new stimulus to the construction industry during these tough economic times! (In case the sarcasm doesn’t appear obvious, read this, substituting ‘practice facility’ for ‘window’.)


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