Seaton Carew Sports Domes closed on 'health and safety' grounds
The Sports Domes leisure facility at Seaton Carew is currently closed to the public with the company saying it is for health and safety reasons.
The operators said they have taken the decision to close temporarily after consultation with the police in the interests of public safety.
The issue is said to be with the smaller golf dome which came to light on Tuesday and the whole facility on Tees Road remains closed today.
The Sports Domes said on its Facebook page this morning the closure was necessary for repair works to "an integral fault".
It said: "The Sports Domes wish to update its Members and Function clients with regards ongoing works at the Sports Domes facility.
"It has been necessary for the safety of our Members and the Public to undertake essential works in order to rectify an integral fault.
"Once this repair is complete the facility will be back open as normal. Unfortunately it has proved necessary to make several statements in order to put a stop to all the scaremongering on Social Media."
A customer notice put on The Sports Domes' website yesterday stated: "Due to an issue with the Golf Dome, for Health & Safety reasons the Sports Domes has taken the decision after consultation with the Police to close the Sports Domes facility to the public until the matter can be safely resolved.
"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but safety of the public and customers at the Sports Domes is paramount.
"We thank you for your messages of support and enquiries and will update this page in due course."
Another notice issued earlier stated: "Due to construction of the domes for health and safety reasons we regret to announce that The Sports Domes are temporarily closed to the public. We will update as soon as possible."
A member of staff refused to comment when approached by the Mail.