12 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About The Cajundome

 

1. The dome roof is comprised of 1,350 TONS of concrete.

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2. The outer compression ring is 4 feet thick and holds 48 one inch steel cables that are tightened to hold in the outward pressure of the structure.

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3. The highest point of the roof is 165′ 4″ above the ground floor.

…not for those afraid of heights!

4. The scoreboard weighs about 30,000 lbs.

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5. The ice rink was added in 1995 by raising the concrete floor 10″ and adding 8 miles of piping to pump in crazy cold antifreeze to freeze the ice.

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6. There are 10,873 permanently mounted seats +5,000 portable chairs.

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7.  Our crew can convert from basketball to hockey in as little as 6 hours.

8. Combined in both buildings there are 191 toilets, 145 sinks, 102 urinals, and 12 showers.

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9. In a year we use  250 gallons of nacho peppers.

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10. …and 1000 gallons of cheese sauce.

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11. …850 kegs of beer.

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12. and 3000 lbs. of popcorn seeds.

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and now you know some impressive facts to entertain people with.

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