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A Look Back at the First Fully Retractable Motorized Roof Ever

These days, retractable roofs are pretty commonplace, found at ballparks everywhere from Miami to Milwaukee to Seattle. But when the Toronto Blue Jays broke ground on the SkyDome (now known as Rogers Centre) in 1986, it was completely unheard of, like something out of a science-fiction movie.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Rogers Centre’s (SkyDome’s) Retractable Roof

Sports IllustratedToronto Blue Jays LogoIn a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Rogers Centre’s (SkyDome’s) retractable roof.  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Safeco Field’s Retractable (Umbrella) Roof

Sports IllustratedSeattle Mariners LogoIn a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Safeco Field’s retractable (umbrella) roof.  Read more and view photos here.

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Nationals Want Retractable Roof Over Nationals Park

Washington Nationals WThe Washington Nationals reportedly approached D.C. officials about putting a $300 million retractable roof over Nationals Park.  Read more hereWatch news report here.

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More Afternoon Games on Deck in Miami

The new ballpark under construction in Miami for the Florida Marlins will have a retractable roof, and that means more afternoon games, according to Marlins president David SamsonRead more and view ballpark photo here.

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