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

  • Other building names: Rogers Centre
  • Building type: Stadium, Dome
  • Architectural style:
  • Material: Steel, plastic
  • Cost: 500 million dollars
  • Height: Ok. 94 meters
  • Architect: Rod Robbie, Michael Allen, Ellis-Don Limited
SkyDome description and facts:
The stadium is 205 meters in diameter and can accommodate 53,000 people on 161 boxes and 5 levels.

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

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kokojumbo
#5
kokojumbo
13 years ago
fajny tylko że z najwyrzszej trybuny raczej piłki bym nie zobaczyl
gutek
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gutek
13 years ago
teraz skydome nazywa sie Rogers Centre... a szkoda bo ladna nazwa byla;-/
iwan
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iwan
14 years ago
bylem tam na meczu baseballa z ponad miesiac temu fajny widok na zawodnikow jak male mrowki. A i o maly wlos nie wygralem biletu na nastepny mecz!!! szkoda
Polak
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Polak
15 years ago
Wielkie mi spostrzenie
vader
#1
vader
16 years ago
sky dome stoi obok c.n tower

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