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Rain To 'No' More Affect Cricket As 'This' Country Set To Build World's First All-Weather Stadium


Tasmania Stadium - (X.com)Tasmania Stadium - (X.com)

Rain has played a big spoilsport in cricket on several occasions and continues to be one of the biggest hindrances in the gentleman's game. 

Looking into cricket's long history, rain has wiped off several important games including the 2002 Champions Trophy final where Sri Lanka and India were declared the joint-winners. Often it has happened that cricket pundits and fans have slammed the cricket boards for not covering the stadium entirely, which results in delayed start. 

In a delight for cricket fans, the rain will no more affect the cricket games as Australia is developing the world's first all-weather stadium in Tasmania. 

The stadium is named Macquarie Point Stadium and will be built on Hobart's waterfront. It is expected to open around 2029, and the multi-purpose stadium is set to be built at a cost of 715 million Australian dollars. 

It will host a capacity of 23000 people in the stadium and other than cricket, it will also be used for AFL. The stadium's design is inspired by Tasmania's local culture and it will have a transparent roof, supported by an internal steel and timber frame, which shows Tasmanian timber and allows natural light to reach the playing surface.

Meanwhile, the architect Alistair Richardson stated that they have also designed the stadium considering the roof height, assuring that it's unlikely to interfere with play.

"Cricket's biggest concern was the height of the roof. they cited concerns with Marvel Stadium (in Melbourne) where the ball could potentially hit the roof," Mr Richardson said.

Notably, several times has happened that the ball has hit the roof of the Marvel stadium, but this proposed stadium is said to have taken the height consideration very seriously.