Time for Alex Nunez to celebrate.

"Really feels great man, I've wanted to play soccer for so long, now, I'm here," Nunez says, as he and the rest of the Cook Inlet Soccer Club are the first people to use The Dome since snow collapsed the inflatable roof in January 2017.

That forced users to find other options. The inflatable dome at Fox Hollow Golf Course served as a temporary home for youth soccer.

Shriners moved their annual All-Star High School Football Game to Dimond High School last October. Organizers said the game raised $11,000, far cry from what they made when they hosted the game in The Dome in 2015.

"We probably dropped maybe $15,000," says Shriners Alaska Potentate Jack Clouse.

However, that warm feel has returned for those who use the dome.

"It feels great, it's been a long time coming," said Cook Inlet Soccer Club coach Rich Riley, because after being closed for a year, The Dome is back in business.

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