Prompt #2- Retractable Roof???
Since the Twins stadium bill has been passed there would be no need to advocate for that, but another issue has risen dealing with the Twins stadium. Do we need a retractable roof? There are many for the retractable roof becuase they bring up important arguements. When its cold what will we do? If it snows what will they do? They say a retractable roof is needed becuase Minnesota has constantly changing weather and it could cause many games to get cancelled if we don't have a roof to protect the field.
I for one do not think the Twins need a retractable roof. The purposed stadium already calls for 478 million dollars to fund it, with 74% of that to be paid by the public or 353 million dollars from our pockets(deMause). If we decide to add the retractable roof the price would rise considerably which would be more money out of our pockets. I don't think that the weather would affect the games anyway, and if they do that only makes things more exciting, like a possible playoff first, baseball game in the snow in late september. I think a retractable roof for the twins stadium would be a bad design idea becuase it would cost us more money and it would prevent us from experience a real outdoor baseball game on a rainy day.
deMause, Neil. "Twins Stadium Deal." Baseball Prospectus. 1996-2006. 23 Sept. 2006 < http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=4067 >.