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Dear Nazim

Why the stadium architecture for playing outdoor games like cricket or football matches is not a closed structure?

Advantage could have been protecting the ground from rain?


Hi Prashant,

Good question. A stadium roof is a very expensive structure to build, because of the long spans. And an operable roof would be even more expensive, so many times it just comes down to cost.

Also, grass does not grow well indoors, so if you want to play on a real turf field, an open roof is often the only solution possible.

Hope this helps.



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