Canada’s one and only Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, makes its home at the Rogers Centre right here in Toronto! Formerly and famously known as the Skydome, this stadium is one of the city’s trademark venues for entertainment.
I still remember when I was growing up in Toronto and the Skydome was the big, new thing in the city. All I really cared about was that it was in the shape of a sphere and had a retractable roof really, but still, for a child, it was quite fascinating. For baseball fanatics, you may remember (way back) when the Jays won the World Series in 1992 and 1993, with the latter win being held at the Skydome. It was the first time the World Series was concluded outside of American soil!
I’ve developed a love for baseball and I’m a true supporter of our Toronto Blue Jays. Having attended countless games at the Rogers Centre, I can easily say that there isn’t a bad seat in the house. It can actually fit up to 55,000 people! I guess it works to the spherical shape of the stadium. Nowadays, many fans look to purchase tickets on the left side outfield of the ballpark because, if you’ve heard of some guy named Jose Bautista (…he’s just the home run king of the major leagues!), that’s where he hits his home runs. Many look for the chance to catch that baseball, and maybe getting it autographed afterwards too!
There are many perks of attending a baseball game. One of them would be the free swag! Canada Day holds one of the country’s biggest celebrations, especially at the Rogers Centre. I still remember seeing a sea of red t-shirts and Canadian flags in the stands as they were given out to the first 10,000 who entered the venue. So much Canadian pride and no better place to hold it than this magnificent venue.
Aside from baseball games, the Rogers Centre is also home to many concerts (I’ve seen Bon Jovi there once!) and some Buffalo Bills football games. It’s also a great tourist attraction, as it is located right next to another iconic feature of the Toronto skyline – the CN Tower.
Many people weren’t too fond that the “Skydome” became the “Rogers Centre” in 2005. It didn’t have quite the same ring to it, nevertheless, it remains a Canadian icon. In fact, Toronto’s own rapper, Drake shot his video for “Headlines” at the Rogers Centre.
Written by: ashleyaang