Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 2/15/13
By now, you may have heard that a 150ft meteorite exploded early Friday morning in Russia. The town feeling the impact of natural phenomenon was Chelyabinsk. There are reports of wide spread damage, and reportedly up to 1000 casualties. How is this a sports story, you ask? The KHL’s Arena Traktor felt impact from the meteorite, as the walls for it have been damaged. Here is a statement from the KHL: The meteor shower which struck Chelyabinsk and its environs has also caused some disruption to the hockey season schedule. The emergency services have confirmed that the walls of the Arena Traktor were among those structures to suffer damage, and therefore large-scale events at the stadium have been postponed. The sporting facilities will undergo an inspection by experts to assess the readiness of the arena to return to full operational use. The results of the assessment will be made public on Monday, after which it will become clear whether the Chelyabinsk club can stage the first games of the play-offs. The knockout stages of the Gagarin Cup get underway on Wednesday, and as Traktor is already assured of a top four place in the Eastern conference, the team is due [...]
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