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Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:06 PM
:(



4 Days Before SCHOOL. I want tennis. :sad:



Join the Petition by quoting:


I want Roofs for US Open Stadiums.

x Chu x
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:10 PM
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.

Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:11 PM
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 :D

Paul.
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:12 PM
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 :shrug:

Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:14 PM
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 :shrug:

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.

Paul.
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:16 PM
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 :)

Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:17 PM
Some Info About the Rogers Center (Formerly Known as the Skydome)

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


http://www.rogerscentre.com/images/photos/pic_about_funfacts_theroof.jpg

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)

Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:18 PM
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 :D

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.

faboozadoo15
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:19 PM
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.

faboozadoo15
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:20 PM
i don't like the idea of a retractable roof at all.

Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:20 PM
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.

Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:21 PM
i don't like the idea of a retractable roof at all.

:eek: :p

Why?

faboozadoo15
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:23 PM
:eek: :p

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.

Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:24 PM
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. :sad: and I've got school soon.

Spunky83
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:29 PM
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 itīs a 20000 seating capacity monster tennis stadium.

Itīs not the first time that the US Open got washed away.

x Chu x
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:29 PM
lol fattie...well Arthur Ashe Stadium is fairly new like 7-8 years I believe. I don't know, I feel like it would be very weird watching a tennis match inside an enclosed stadium. idk

Fattie
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:31 PM
lol fattie...well Arthur Ashe Stadium is fairly new like 7-8 years I believe. I don't know, I feel like it would be very weird watching a tennis match inside an enclosed stadium. idk


That's why have a retractable one :D

Spunky83
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:37 PM
The Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, the venue where the ATPīs Gerry Weber Open are played (grass) also has a retractable roof which had been put up afterwards and it closes in like under a minute which is quite cool.

The atmosphere definetly wouldnīt be the same especially because the top stars are allowed to play while the others have to wait but the US Open is such an important and huge event not only in sports but also economy wise so they need to build a roof. Wondering how they would do that. I am sure an expert knows how to do that but itīs a hell of a job.

Dani12
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:40 PM
I think it'd be good to have one, I thought they did before a while ago.

JackWalker
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:43 PM
a roof would cost like 70 million. the usta said they would rather spend that money on programs that would introduce tennis to kids at a young age. i think its a fair decision, but at leat spend a few bucks on some plastic covers, cheap asses.

Spunky83
Sep 3rd, 2006, 12:01 AM
a roof would cost like 70 million. the usta said they would rather spend that money on programs that would introduce tennis to kids at a young age. i think its a fair decision, but at leat spend a few bucks on some plastic covers, cheap asses.

Thatīs quite an amount.

I think someone said the plastic covers wouldnīt work because all the water on top of it could not go away due to the fact that thereīs no system that could let the water vanish into the ground (forget the name for that).

So people in NY: Donate every hair dryer you have!

Lindsayfan32
Sep 3rd, 2006, 09:02 AM
Covers would do jack crap. They need to put a roof on one or two of the main court like at the oz open so play can continue in half an hour. It seems dumb to me that the US open makes millions in profit each year and they don't have a roof on at least one of their courts and play just get totally wiped out when it rains. They would still have a back log but they could've got some matches finished.

gentenaire
Sep 3rd, 2006, 09:14 AM
Thatīs quite an amount.

I think someone said the plastic covers wouldnīt work because all the water on top of it could not go away due to the fact that thereīs no system that could let the water vanish into the ground (forget the name for that).

So people in NY: Donate every hair dryer you have!

It's not that hard to install some drainage.