Let the games begin

Taiyo Membrane Corp. installs the largest tensile roof in Asia on a New Delhi stadium

Photos courtesy of Taiyo Membrane Corp., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India, which originally opened in 1982, soon will be hosting an international sporting event. From Oct. 3-14, it will serve as the site for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletic events, for the XIX Commonwealth Games.

The stadium recently underwent renovations to meet international standards for the games, including a roof system installation. Taiyo Membrane Corp., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, was chosen to install a tensioned fabric membrane on the 75,000-seat capacity stadium.

Creating a landmark