The fate of WIN Stadium’s western grandstand hangs in the balance tonight, despite weather experts cancelling a severe weather warning.The new roof buckled under gale-force winds this afternoon, and there were fears it could collapse if a predicted second surge of gales hit this evening.
The Bureau of Meteorology has since advised that winds have eased.
The situation will be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Emergency services rushed to the stadium this afternoon after strong winds buffeted the newly completed roof.
Engineers on site deemed the situation a critical incident. Witnesses say a large structural beam appears to have snapped.