The repaired roof was reinflated on January 19, 2007.
On May 16, 2008, the B.C. Government announced it would spend $200 million to perform a major overhaul of the stadium, including a retractable roof and interior upgrades, with completion expected by summer 2011.
Stadium circumference: 760 metres (2,500 feet).
Exhibit space: 247,000 square feet.
On May 4, 2010, between 11:00 and 11:28 a.m., the roof was deflated for the last time as crews prepare its dismantling for a new retractable roof.
One of the largest air-supported stadiums in the world.
Seating capacity is 60,000.
The opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games will be held here.
16 electric powered fans keep the air pressure inside the stadium at a higher level than the air outside.
The total thickness of each layer of roof fabric is 1/30 inch and is stronger than steel.
Span: 195m X 236m.
The roof is 10 acres of fibreglass woven fabric.
On January 5, 2007, accidental over-inflation caused a large rip in the roof and the air-supported fabric dome collapsed for the first time since opening.
The roof allows more than 20% natural light inside.
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