The retractable roof, comprising 9 million pounds of structural steel, operates on the same tried-and-true technology found in drawbridges and overhead traveling cranes. A pair of 200-horsepower motors open or close the roof in slightly more than four minutes, utilizing more than four miles of cable strung through a pulley system. Each half of the roof consists of three moveable trusses which telescope over a fixed end truss. The east and west sides of the roof can operate either in unison or independently. Either side of the roof can be opened to any position in order to maximize sunlight on the turf and minimize it on the interior steel and concrete.
Below is the Chase Field Roof information for games during this homestand. Please note, this information is correct at time of posting and due to certain weather conditions is subject to change.
|Tuesday, September 21||6:40 p.m.||Closed|
|Wednesday, September 22||6:40 p.m.||Open|
|Thursday, September 23||6:40 p.m.||Open|
|Friday, September 24||6:40 p.m.||Open|
|Saturday, September 25||5:10 p.m.||Open|
|Sunday, September 26||1:10 p.m.||Closed|
For more information, call the roof hotline at 602-379-7663.