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Colleges Fight Back At Winter 

GENEVA -- The landscape along Geneva's St. Clair Street literally changed overnight as crews working for Hobart and William Smith Colleges managed to inflate the new, massive indoor sports field that will allow the colleges to take a swipe at Geneva's famous winter weather.

Crews from the Minneapolis company creating this newest element on Geneva's southwestern city scape Sunday said they expect to immediately begin installing lights and readying the new field for use. The sports turf is already installed.

The structure, held up by air pressure, features special entrances that allow athletes and spectators to enter through airlocks that keep the main structure from losing pressure. The new field will allow year-round protection from the elements, which, coincidentally, reared their ugly heads recently with sub-zero temperatures and wind-chills it took a math major to calculate. The facility will be air-conditioned in the summer.

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