Toronto’s iconic Rogers Centre has many claims to fame. Among them was being built as one of the last North American major league stadiums to host both football and baseball games. Another was becoming the first to feature a fully retractable roof when it was first constructed in 1988. This unique attribute allowed games to be played year-round, a feat given Toronto’s long and icy winters. The existing vinyl roof had been facing an additional test for the last 30 years courtesy of its nearby neighbor, the 1,800 foot-tall CN Tower. Ice would frequently build up on the tower throughout the winter and then fall onto the stadium’s roof. In 2018, after a giant chunk of ice fell from the CN Tower and punctured right through the roof and its steel deck in 2018, the iconic roof’s time was up.
- Diverted 460,000 square feet of roofing membrane from the landfill.
- Used vinyl membrane containing UL-certified 10% recycled content.
- Won the 2020 Vinyl Recycling Award from The Vinyl Sustainability Council.
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