(Chris Bell)

Grand Opening Planned for New Multipurpose Dome

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is planning a grand opening for its new $4 million Monolithic Dome multipurpose facility in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

The 20,000-square-foot facility, which is adjacent to the existing sports complex, includes spectator seating, classrooms, concessions and several multi-use areas. It will be used for the many events the Muscogee (Creek) Nation hosts each year to share and preserve the tribe’s tribal identity. 

The grand opening is planned for 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Principal Chief A.D. Ellis will give a State of the Nation Address at the ceremony.

Michael McCoy, the Oklahoma-based architect on the project, said the Monolithic Dome’s energy efficiency and strength both were key factors in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s decision to go with dome construction. 

“Since Oklahoma is prone to severe weather and tornadoes, the leadership of the Muscogee nation really liked the fact that the facility can double as a community storm shelter,” McCoy said. “The energy efficiency of the building was another major draw for them.” 

For more information about the grand opening celebrations and Muscogee (Creek) Nation, visit their website [24 Sep 2018: Link removed as invalid.]