Historic Muncie Fieldhouse damaged in storms

MUNCIE, Ind. -- The historic Muncie Fieldhouse was damaged as storms rolled through the area Sunday afternoon.

Part of the roof was removed, causing severe flooding inside the building. A water main also broke. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler said thousands of gallons of water gushed into the building. 

Nobody was hurt, according to Chris Walker, the principal of Muncie Central High School. Items in the Muncie Central Memorabilia Room were not damaged.

PHOTOS | Muncie Storm Damage

Built in 1928 for more than $400,000, the Muncie Fieldhouse is one of the largest high school gymnasiums in the country. It seats more than 7,600 people.

The district is working with structural engineers to determine the extent of the damage and when the building can be reopened.

Due to the damage, Muncie Community Schools officials were forced to cancel the annual Christmas Sing event as there isn't another venue within the district that can handle the large crowd.

In addition, all Muncie athletic events originally scheduled for the Fieldhouse will be played at Southside Middle School or another venue.

About 6,000 people were without power following the storm.

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