Last weekend was picture perfect weather for the Colts’ home opener. Yet the team decided to leave the roof closed. Why is that, and why isn’t it open more often?
The Colts opened Lucas Oil Stadium back in 2008. It was a new stadium with a retractable roof that allowed the team the option to play in an outdoor environment. That’s great in theory, but the team hasn’t seem to embrace the idea very much.
Last week would have been a perfect time to leave the roof open for a game. It was sunny and warm outside. It can’t get any better in terms of weather. Yet the team decided to leave the roof closed and play the Falcons in a dome like environment, which they also play in.
It seems to laugh in the face of the very idea of having the option to open the roof if most of the games are played with it closed. I understand once it gets into fall and late October and November. It starts to get cold and it doesn’t make sense for it to be open. But now? Perfect weather.
I would love to see the Colts start leaving the roof open, and the window, for two or three games. That way the fans and the teams can enjoy the great weather while it is still available. It likely won’t affect the outcome of the game either.
This Sunday against Oakland, early indications are that it might rain. But if it doesn’t the roof should be open so the fans can enjoy the warm temperatures while watching the game.