BERNE, Ind. (WANE) — South Adams High School (SAHS) and a local bank announced plans to host a “Free Community Night” to celebrate a return to the Stardome nearly two months after a pipe burst and destroyed the stadium’s floor.

Last Christmas, a frozen pipe burst in a custodial area near the gym, which allowed water to saturate the floor, said SAHS Athletic Director Jason Arnold in December.

As a result, Arnold said the damage to the floor resulted in a “total loss” of the hardwood.

However, the school and Farmers and Merchants State Bank have worked to restore the gym floor and plan to offer free admission for the basketball games being played Friday, Feb. 24, to support the community and celebrate the Starfires’ first game at the Stardome since the accident.

Arnold told WANE 15 Tuesday he is really appreciative regarding how smoothly the repairs went and that he looks forward to the Free Community Night.

The freshman game will start at 5:00 p.m., followed by junior varsity at 6:15 p.m. and varsity at 7:45 p.m.