Ask the Experts: Globe Life Field's Retractable Roof
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 23, 2019, August 23, 2019

When the new Globe Life Field opens in March 2020, it will feature the largest mechanized roof in North America.

The City of Arlington's Office of Communication wanted to know what it takes to pull off such an undertaking. Jim Cuddihee, with Manhattan Construction, explained the project in the latest episode of "Ask the Experts."

According to Cuddihee, the roof will cover 5.5 acres and take about 15 minutes to fully open and close, depending on the wind speed and weather.

The roof will open to the west, toward AT&T Stadium. Beyond just providing a cooler atmosphere for fans, the roof also features a plastic material that allows ambient lighting in, to preserve the outdoor feel. 

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