SkyDome in Toronto (Canada) - 205 meter building with a glass roof
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of build
April 1986 - start of construction
June 5, 1989 - date of opening
SkyDome is the first and only stadium that has a completely folding roof. The roof is partially assembled and disappears within 20 minutes, completely revealing the field of play and 91% of the stands.
The entire roof is over 103 m² surface and weighs 11,000 tons and curls at a speed of 22 meters per minute.
A huge monitor "Jumbo Tron", measuring 35 m by 10 m, with 420,000 light bulbs is the largest light board in the world.
Five levels of the stadium are occupied by, among others such rooms as a restaurant with 650 seats, 300 feet long (about 91.5 meters) bar and The Hard Rock Cafe.
A 348-room hotel is located in the central area, 70 of these rooms have a direct view of the pitch.
The first postponement of the match was made on April 12, 2001, when the signal was disrupted during the routine test, which resulted in a collision between two of the three panels. Debris fell on the pitch, where the Kanzas players were training, fortunately nothing happened to anyone.
The owners of the building are Interbrew SA (49%), Penfund (39%), the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (10%).
Official website: http://www.rogerscentre.com