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Roland Garros completes the retractable roof of its main court

Roland Garros completes the retractable roof of its main court
Roland Garros is no longer the only Grand Slam “homeless” after completing the works on the retractable roof of its main track, the Philippe-Chatrier, in which more than two years have been invested.

This week the tournament presented the result, which in just 15 minutes will allow the field to be covered in the event of rain.

The retractable roof is made up of eleven “wings” weighing 330 tons each. Each wing is divided into seven structures 15 meters long and three high.

Its manufacture took place in a workshop in the Venice region and lasted two years, to which another eleven months were added for its installation and that of the acoustic panels, according to the entity on its website.

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Roland Garros explains that each one has a pair of wheels for its deployment and that its movement is synchronized by computer with that of the rest.

In total, that roof covers an area of ​​one hectare, added the French competition.

The roof of the Philippe-Chatrier is included in an ambitious project to expand and improve the facilities that has had to battle with official permits and opposition from neighbors, but with which Roland Garros will reappear in this year’s edition with all its splendor. EFE

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