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Rod Laver Arena Rooftop - Kabelschlepp

Rod Laver Arena is an iconic centerpiece of the Australian Open and plays host to a wide range of sports and entertainment events.

After 26 years of operation it was time for a major overhaul, and Tsubaki Kabelschlepp was chosen as a part of this new design. Circled below in red is where Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable chain is installed for the opening and closing of the rooftop.


The previous system on the Rod Laver arena rooftop was a catenary. Due to an outdated design, the rooftop of Rod Laver arena took 28 minutes to close. This put a massive delay on tennis games and other entertainment events when the roof needed to be closed quickly due to rain.


With the new roof that includes the Tsubaki Kabelschlepp S0650 steel cable chain, the arena rooftop now closes in under 5 minutes compared to 28 minutes, which is an incredible result! This 80% reduction in close time makes a huge difference for spectators and performers in the arena.


Product name

Cable chain: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp S0650.225-RS/2-165/2000

Cables: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp Traxline Cables

Trough System: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp

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