Haven't we seen this movie before? If history is any indication, Montreal residents should always be nervous when hearing about building roofs on sporting venues.\nTennis Canada has been trying to petition the city of Montreal and the government to build a $70-million dollar retractable roof above IGA Stadium in Jarry Park by 2023. The debate is gaining steam because the Roger's Cup is just a few days away.\nThe organization claims that a roof will attract more global events and place the Roger's Cup in the upper echelon of professional tennis tournaments. Neighbourhood officials worry that the roof would be a waste of taxpayer money and that Jarry Park would never be the same, according to CBC News.\nThis whole story, in fact, reeks of an all-too-familiar smell that Montrealers should be concerned about.\nIf you aren't sure of what smell I'm talking about, here are three words — Montreal's Olympic Stadium.\nView this post on Instagram Big weirdo #nofilter A post shared by Erik Leijon (@eleijonmtl) on Jul 27, 2019 at 7:04pm PDT\nNow, believe me, I can write a whole series of articles about Montreal's biggest engineering disaster but there are only a few things you need to know in this context.\nMontreal paid off the $1.5-billion dollar Olympic debt only a few years ago and still, to this day, the Big Owe doesn't have a functioning roof! The city has tried three times (!) to build a retractable roof and each attempt has failed.\nView this post on Instagram Is this where I board the ship to the asteroid? A post shared by freesia blizard (@freeziebird) on Jul 25, 2019 at 10:51am PDT\nThe first roof couldn't manage 25 km/hour winds, the second roof collapsed under a few inches of snow, and the third roof is a temporary one that'll cost $250 million to replace.\nArguably an eyesore for many years, the Olympic Stadium is slowly getting a facelift thanks to the various cultural events that take place in its spaces but it still represents Montreal's troubled relationship with construction projects.\nREAD ALSO: This Is What The Montreal Metro Map Was Supposed To Look Like, According To Original Plans (Photos)\nKnowing all that, I'm sure you can understand why the plans for building a roof above IGA Stadium sound like a disaster in the making.\nView this post on Instagram Coming soon. #rogerscup #montreal #tennis #stadeiga A post shared by Olivier Ventura (@olivierventura) on May 5, 2018 at 5:31am PDT\nIGA Stadium is a world-class tennis facility that hosts the Roger's Cup tournament every year. As you can see from the above photo, installing a roof might turn out to be a little more complicated than Tennis Canada believes.\nWith an estimated price tag of $70-million, the proposed roof has neighbourhood officials worried about potential cost overruns and construction problems in Jarry Park. Still, according to La Presse, there has never been a cost overrun involved with IGA Stadium since it first opened in 1996.\nView this post on Instagram Wishing the #GOAT, 23x Grand Slam champion and our 3x #RogersCup champion a very happy birthday today! @serenawilliams 🎉🎂 A post shared by Rogers Cup (@rogerscup) on Sep 26, 2017 at 6:44am PDT\nThe organization claims that the new roof will allow for more events in the park, something neighbourhood groups outright don't want to happen. Of the nine cities that host pro tennis events similar to the Roger's Cup, none have retractable roofs.\nIf we're to learn anything some Montreal's checkered past, it's to be skeptical about huge construction projects involving sports stadiums and taxpayer dollars.\nView this post on Instagram Murray v Djokovic - Rogers Cup 2015. #andymurray #andymurraylive #andymurray🇬🇧 #andymurrayfans #sirandymurray #novak #novakdjokovic #novakdjoković #novakdjokovicfans #rogerscup #rogerscupmontreal #rogerscupfinal #rogerscup2015 #tennis🎾 #tennis #montreal #montrealcity #montrealcanada #stadeuniprix #stadeuniprixmontreal #quebec #quebecregion #canada A post shared by Paul Vance (@paul__vance) on Jan 15, 2019 at 5:11am PST\nThe Roger's Cup begins August 3rd, 2019.