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Traktor Sports Palace suffers damage from meteor shower

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03:31 PM ET 02.15 | The Traktor Sports Palace has suffered residual damage from the meteor shower that shattered above the Chelyabinsk region in Russia on Friday morning. The walls of the arena have suffered structural damage, which will force all large-scale events to be postponed until a later date. For the Kontinental Hockey League's Traktor Chelyabinsk, this will not affect the conclusion of the team's regular season schedule as they will conclude the regular season on Sunday against Metallurg Magnitogorsk. However, the club is guaranteed to finish in a top-four position in the league's Eastern Conference. This could cause problems as they are scheduled to host playoff games on Feb. 21 and 22. On Monday, structural experts will release their findings on when the arena can re-open.

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February 15, 2013  04:00 PM ET

What kind of league is this? Playoffs in February and not June? Unheard of!!

February 15, 2013  04:13 PM ET

They have showers over there?

February 15, 2013  06:05 PM ET

Just watched it on the news. Wow many hurt by glass breaking and such.

February 15, 2013  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Just watched it on the news. Wow many hurt by glass breaking and such.

That was mind boggling to watch. Some people thought it was the end of the world. I would have thought that the Americans had just nuked us.

February 15, 2013  08:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Just watched it on the news. Wow many hurt by glass breaking and such.

me too....very interesting and scary at the same time....the sonic impact was so strong that it was knocking people across the room.....some reports say 1000 poeple injured....some say 1200.....either way that is lots.

February 15, 2013  09:15 PM ET

Wish it had hit N. Korea instead...

February 15, 2013  11:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That was mind boggling to watch. Some people thought it was the end of the world. I would have thought that the Americans had just nuked us.

If this was 20 years ago, they might have thought it was us too.

 
February 16, 2013  03:56 PM ET

they keep showing new and different pictures on the news.....fascinating.

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