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Petition for covers at US Open





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I want Roofs for US Open Stadiums.

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I don't want covers for US Open Stadiums

those wouldn't have made a difference. It was constantly on and off so it wouldn't have matter. Also like someone mentioned earlier, those courts don't have drainage system which i believe is try having been there myself.

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I don't want covers for US Open Stadiums

those wouldn't have made a difference. It was constantly on and off so it wouldn't have matter. Also like someone mentioned earlier, those courts don't have drainage system which i believe is try having been there myself.

eh, as in a cover so that you could play in the rain. as in indoors
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if they were going to work then im sure they would have them. wouldnt there be some kind of condensation problem? thats what i read
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if they were going to work then im sure they would have them. wouldnt there be some kind of condensation problem? thats what i read
Have you heard of the team Toronto Blue Jays?

Well, their stadium in Toronto is retractable. So, when it is sunny they open it, when its raining they close it. Also, they can close it in a middle of a game if it rains.
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Have you heard of the team Toronto Blue Jays?

Well, their stadium in Toronto is retractable. So, when it is sunny they open it, when its raining they close it. Also, they can close it in a middle of a game if it rains.
oh, you mean like a roof? i thought you just meant covers like at wimbledon.

yeah, i think a roof would be a good idea
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Some Info About the Rogers Center (Formerly Known as the Skydome)

http://www.rogerscentre.com/aboutrogerscentre/funfacts/




1. The roof rises to a height of 86 meters (282 feet), high enough for a 31 story building at center field with the roof closed
2. The roof is made up of 4 sections which open in a smooth, circular motion
3. The north panel remains stationary while the other three panels retract
4. The world's first fully retractable roof opens or closes in 20 minutes
5. The roof covers 8 acres (3.2 hectares)
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oh, you mean like a roof? i thought you just meant covers like at wimbledon.

yeah, i think a roof would be a good idea

Cover, Roof, Same Thing

But I believe a retractable would be nice. If it was a fixed one, it wouldn't be the same. Tennis is a outdoor sport with sunshine.
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Have you heard of the team Toronto Blue Jays?

Well, their stadium in Toronto is retractable. So, when it is sunny they open it, when its raining they close it. Also, they can close it in a middle of a game if it rains.
this person is talking about the condensation from tarps onto the courts themself, not a roof. that's why they don't cover them.

also the rain here has been persistently off and on, it doesn't make that much of a difference to be able to play 5 minutes and then get right off. also, that's dangerous.
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i don't like the idea of a retractable roof at all.
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this person is talking about the condensation from tarps onto the courts themself, not a roof. that's why they don't cover them.

also the rain here has been persistently off and on, it doesn't make that much of a difference to be able to play 5 minutes and then get right off. also, that's dangerous.

Sorry for the misunderstanding, I meant Roofs.
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i don't like the idea of a retractable roof at all.


Why?
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Why?
it changes the dynamics of everything. i wouldnt want different conditions for just a few matches. it would be like playing an outdoor match on a hardcourt (tournament) and it starts misting, so they decide to move the match to a clay court.
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it changes the dynamics of everything. i wouldnt want different conditions for just a few matches. it would be like playing an outdoor match on a hardcourt (tournament) and it starts misting, so they decide to move the match to a clay court.

But TWO days without tennis. and I've got school soon.
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And I guess the USTA would scream: "GIVE US THE DAMN MONEY TO BUILD A ROOF!"

However considering the hundreds of tv stations and millions of fans worldwide who had to suffer because of a missing roof, they definetly need to spend the money and build it as fast as possible, no matter the costs, even if it´s a 20000 seating capacity monster tennis stadium.

It´s not the first time that the US Open got washed away.

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