Snowstorm causes roof collapse at Center Circle

Winter Storm Jonas blew through town, dumping more than two feet of snow over the weekend, and causing a partial roof collapse at the Center Circle on Saturday.

Center Circle roof collapse
(Photo via Facebook user Ash Nikki)

The arena on Main Street suffered structural damage and all activities at the site have been postponed until further notice, according to an announcement on its website. No one was injured.

The 55,000-square-foot facility is without power and was closed at the time when part of the grass field soccer structure fell. The other arena is okay. The complex also features a roller hockey rink, flag football field, in addition to two soccer arenas.

UPDATED, 1/26: Owner Carl Schulz told nj.com the facility plans to reopen the unaffected arena this weekend and eventually repair the two damaged arenas.

The roof collapse caught the attention of News 12 New Jersey, among others.

Center Circle has been operating for 17 years and recently has been in negotiations with developers to sell the 3.5-acre site. Last month, the Redevelopment Agency extended the conditional designation of Rahway Main Street, LLC, as redeveloper of the site. In recent years, proposals have been floated to develop as many as 250 residential units on the site.

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