Rogers Centre Roof Study


Rogers Communications


Services: Roofing and Waterproofing / Performance Modeling

Rogers Centre Roof Study


The Rogers Centre, formerly SkyDome, opened in 1989 and was the third retractable roof in North America at the time. The Centre serves at the home of Toronto Blue Jays and Argonauts, as well as hosts more than 100 event nights per year for concerts, motor cross, etc. The structure has an outdated mechanization control system and has recently been experiencing untimely roof hang-ups during opening and closing. Walter P Moore is currently delivering a roof mechanization project to help the Owner ultimately improve reliability, increase service life, ensure emergency power, and modernize controls. In addition to roof modernization, the Owner would like to replace the current artificial turf with real grass. Walter P Moore is providing performance modeling to simulate light conditions that will affect grass growth and will determine if the current roof material should be replaced with ETFE or similar translucent materials.