Early Doors

Ajax’s inflatable dome complex collapses, players just escape

Early Doors

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The bad weather that has been grinding Britain to a standstill seems to have made it across to the Netherlands.

As Ajax were preparing for Tuesday's Dutch Cup match against ASWH under their inflatable dome they noticed that the wind outside was getting stronger.

Manager Frank de Boer decided to relocate the training as a precautionary measure and it was a good thing he did because moments after everybody had left the dome collapsed.

Thankfully nobody was in the vicinity when the incident took place and there were no injuries.

You can see what the dome usually looks like in the picture below.

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(Ajax.nl)

De Boer told the club's website: "This was a good choice to leave [the building]. A storm is the worst circumstance in which to train.

"We found the risk too great," he added.

The club also carried photos of the dome before and after the incident on their website.

Despite the fact that the players getting out in the nick of time was a relief, the club's £2 million dome complex will have been severely damaged.

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