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Nooo! Pulling our legs.

From Christchurch yesterday:

“PS Is it true that the roof of the new stadium in Dunedin is not strong enough to support the lighting equipment for Elton John’s concert and that special modifications will have to be made? Someone screwed up!”

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Stadium GMP clarification

In reply to Calvin Oaten.

### ODT Online Tue, 20/04/2010 – 9:16pm.
Comment by Richard Walls on Answers to your questions:

(1) Whether the turf remains part of the GMP or is taken out is subject to current commercial tender and under discussion.
(2) Half of the temporary seating is included within the $165.4m Design and Construction budget. (My understanding is that the remainder will be hired in as required).
(3) The lighting of the playing area is included within the GMP.

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Retractable roof: Wimbledon Centre Court

### 3 NEWS Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:44a.m.
New Wimbledon roof could mean some late nights

The new retractable roof over Wimbledon’s Centre Court could keep players, and fans, at the All England Club later than usual.
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### The Independent Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Tennis: Wimbledon’s roof takes Centre stage
By Paul Newman

Centre Court with the roof closed feels like a halfway house between an open-air court and a modern indoor stadium. The roof is made of a fabric that is 40 per cent translucent. The natural light goes some way towards preserving Centre Court’s unique atmosphere, in contrast, for example, to the solid sliding roofs at the Australian Open, which shut out all natural light. Nevertheless, artificial lighting will be used when the roof is closed.
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Official website: Wimbleton 2008
About Wimbledon – Behind the scenes

Centre Court of the future
How the roof works

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