Pontiac Shed Needs Hungary

City officials in Pontiac, Mich., are anticipating help from Hungary to repair sections of the 80-foot-high canopy roof over the 6,000-capacity Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre that was damaged by high winds.

Hungarian tailors are scheduled to arrive June 9th to finish what is hoped to be the final repairs at the $11 million shed, according to The Oakland Press.

Representatives of Colasanti Construction Services Inc., which was general contractor on the shed project, are bringing over the specialists from Hungary because the canopy roof was originally sewn together there.

The fabric began to tear away from one of the peaks in the steel structure during windy periods last fall, the paper said.

The amphitheatre is part of a two-year, $22 million renovation and improvements to the Phoenix Plaza parking garage. The facility features a 110-foot-wide stage, seating for 3,000 in the pavilion area and a raised lawn area that can accommodate another 3,000.