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Concordia to investigate auditorium’s structural issues

MOORHEAD — There may be structural problems with Concordia College’s Memorial Auditorium, the home of many athletic and campus events including the school’s annual Christmas concert, according to an announcement sent Friday to students, staff and faculty.

The school recently identified issues with the auditorium’s roof and snow load capacity that it feels need further investigation.

Built in 1952, Memorial Auditorium is home to basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams and several regional high school basketball tournaments. The athletic department and the offices for several coaches are also in Memorial Auditorium.

The announcement stated that the building and its occupants, who were notified Friday via email, are safe.

The school has hired an engineering firm to conduct a structural analysis over the next several months to pinpoint issues.

The building will be closed for up to a week during November.