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Old 10-30-2019, 04:07 PM
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Indoor Baseball Stadium ?


How high off the floor is the lowest point of the roof (indoor) of an indoor baseball stadium?. How much height/distance is allowed beyond what is thought to be the highest a ball will be hit?
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:11 PM
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I don’t know. It varies. I don’t think there’s a rule. Sometimes a ball hits the rafters in Tampa Bay. In the old Kingdome the ball would sometimes hit a speaker hanging from the roof in fair territory
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:18 PM
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I donít know. It varies. I donít think thereís a rule. Sometimes a ball hits the rafters in Tampa Bay. In the old Kingdome the ball would sometimes hit a speaker hanging from the roof in fair territory
And, balls occasionally hit the roof (and even got lost in the roof) in the old Metrodome in Minneapolis.
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:53 PM
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The lowest roof at a MLB ballpark currently belongs to the Diamondbacks' Chase Field, which ranges between 180' and 200'.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:11 PM
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The peak of the roof at the old Houston Astrodome was a little over 200' (sources vary). Any ball hitting the dome, the superstructure, or the speakers was considered in play. The Metrodome in Minneapolis was a mere 186'. The Kingdome in Seattle was a stately 250'. Despite the Kingdome's height, it was the scene of two bizarre plays - a sure home run for Willie Horton that hit a speaker and fell more or less straight down for a single; and fly balls hit by Bob Watson in two consecutive games that hit the speakers. One dropped for a double, the other for a triple.
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