Portion of Propst Arena at Von Braun Center collapses

Updated: Apr. 27, 2021 at 6:35 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A portion of Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville collapsed Tuesday afternoon.

Structural damage at VBC
Structural damage at VBC(WAFF)

Havoc Hockey fans were outside the VBC ahead of a game when a piece of the structure collapsed on the side of Propst Arena facing Big Spring Park. The game was delayed for a short period due to the collapse.

The structure issue happened underneath a new addition that offered outdoor seating. One viewer said the building shook like it would have during an earthquake at the time.

WAFF is told the building was evacuated but guests were safe to re-enter after engineers checked the scene. No injuries were reported.

No cause has been determined in the collapse but officials with the VBC released the following statement on Wednesday:

Currently, the VBC senior management, contractor, architect and structural engineer are investigating the cause of the failure in the ceiling structure.  We are unable to release further information at this time. 

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