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The Times and Aaron Sharockman have taken it upon themselves to do a rendering of what the new stadium may look like based on various people remembering what the official projections looked like:

Rick Hughes, project manager at Sky Shades, an Orlando-area company that sells fabric coverings, said a fabric roof could keep parts of the stadium 20 degrees cooler during the hottest parts of the day.

The fabric, a lightweight synthetic polymer, would reflect 70 percent of the visible light and 99 percent of the more dangerous UV rays, Hughes said.

But the fabric allows enough light to pass through to play a baseball game during the day.

"It's very doable," Hughes said. "In fact, it's being done."

Soccer stadiums in Australia, Europe and Asia are being constructed using similar technology, Hughes and others said.

I don't know about you guys, but that looks and sounds awesome; I'll be very interested to see what the official renderings are like, but this just might be okay.