Citroen’s C1 Airscape roof inspires Arsenal Football Club’s innovative addition to the Emirates Stadium.
In keeping with the C1 Airscape’s large sunroof, the stadium roof will be made from nearly 9,000 metres of red canvas, be able to open and close in around 11 seconds, and operate in an identical fashion.
For players, avoiding sun-in-the-eyes is likely to save between 4 and 6 goals a season, while climate control will help improve player stamina.
Fans will not only be able to watch replays through a projection on the roof, but one lucky Arsenal fan will be given the chance to decide and control whether the roof should be open or closed ahead of each game.
Building work is due to commence at the end of the 2015/16 season and the Emirates Stadium sunroof will be officially opened on 1st April 2017.