Rogers Centre - Skydome, Toronto

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    SkyDome

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 18, 2006

    SkyDome was completed in 1989 to host the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts. It has a retractable roof, a Hard Rock Cafe, a hotel, and seating for 53,000 spectators. Perhaps its most famous moment came when people at the hotel stood nude at the windows in front of the whole stadium and a television audience.

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    Home Run

    by daelight Written Jul 4, 2006
    Of course we got cheep seats :)

    On this night there was a Baseball game on and so a group of us got together and headed over to the Rodgers Centre. I expected a bigger crowd - most of the huge stadium was empty. I can't say I was taken by the whole thing - even though it was the NY Yankees vs the Jets (I think that's what their called)

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    SkyDome - Rogers Centre

    by jamiesno Updated Mar 2, 2006

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    Skydome from the CN Tower
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    I also had the pleasure to visit the SkyDome on one trip to Toronto. It is impressive, I have to get back there though for a ball game or some event.

    The tour is still impressive though and I enjoyed all the old memorabilia from the Toronto Blue Jays world series victories in the early 90s. The building is famous for its retractable roof and the size of the building itself. The entire Rogers Centre development is 12.7 acres, 143,000 square feet of exhibit space on field level, volume inside with roof closed - 56.5 million cubic feet (1.6 million cubic meters), the diameter of the building is 700 feet, the building itself is 11.5 acres (4.66 hectares) and the ceiling height is 310 feet.

    During the time of my visit the place was being prepared for a Jackie Chan stunt show or something like that, so I didn't get to see the ball field diamond.

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    Sports or Concerts, Anyone?

    by NC_Ziggy Written Dec 4, 2005

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    Rogers Centre & Skydome

    This is the Rogers Centre/Skydome located just next to the CN Tower and is the place for many sporting events, concerts, and other activities. I was surprised at just how close it is the the CN Tower. Literally, if you walk outside the Tower, you are at the Rogers Centre! A strange footnote of little consequence... I used to work for a fiber optic cable manufacturer and Rogers Cable was one of my accounts. Isn't that interesting??? Ok, go back to sleep...

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    Going to a baseball game

    by sim1 Updated Oct 15, 2005

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    Baseball game in the Skydome / Rogers Centre


    One thing you should try to do is go to a baseball game. The first game I actually saw from the top of the CN tower. Hahaha, I was so frustrated looking down seeing the game going on, and wondering why I didn't have any tickets to the game! I like baseball and seeing them playing the game made me eager to go to a real baseball game myself one day.
    And in May 2002 I finally got a chance to go to my first "major" baseball game, and it was great! Our friends got free tickets for the game, and invited us to join them... and of course I didn't say no :-)) I love baseball, and going to a 'real' game was something I always wanted to do.
    Please take a look at the sport travel tips to see more photos of the game.

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    The audience

    by sim1 Updated Oct 15, 2005

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    Next to the CN tower is the Skydome or Rogers Centre (as you could see in my previous tips). The Skydome is a huge stadium, which is the home of (among others) the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.

    This piece of art that you can see in the picture is on the corner of the building. It is created by Canadian artist Michael Snow and is called "The Audience" It is a portrayal of fans and it is made in two pieces : on the northeast and northwest entrances to SkyDome and is really fun to see.

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    Don't Forget Your Mitts

    by Bobsy Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    The Jays kicking ass

    I'm a season ticket holiday with the Bluejays, seeing I'm currently living in Toronto. The Skydome is an awesome stadium. I'd truly reccommend it. My tip is to buy the $9 seats, which are for the very top of the top level. No one checks tickets up there, and its always easy to find an empty seat nearer to the action after the third inning or so.

    Alternatively, the same $9 allows you to stand behind homeplate or anywhere on the ground level of the stadium.

    Go to the team website to purchase tickets in advance of your trip: www.bluejays.com

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    Rogers Centre (formerly Skydome)

    by mim95 Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    Skydome has been recently renamed to Rogers Centre. I'll still call it Skydome as it sounds less commercial. Skydome is a great entertainment complex, with restaurants and a hotel. It's home of the Blue Jays, Toronto's baseball team and the Argonauts, Toronto's football team. Other than sporting events, Skydome also holds concerts, trade shows and conventions. The roof can open or close in 20 minutes, making it first in the world.

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    Skydome

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 3, 2004

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    When we were in Toronto the big thing on at the Skydome was the WWF.

    We diddnt go and see the wrestling, but the skydome itself is amazing! Its home to the Argonauts (Canadian Footy team) and the bluejays (baseball).

    They have a hotel overlooking the playingfield!

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    The Toronto Skydome

    by windsorgirl Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Toronto Sky Dome from the CN Tower

    The Skydome sits beneath the CN Tower in downtown Toronto. It is home to the 1992 and 1993 World Series Champions Blue Jays as well as the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts.

    It has a retractable roof which covers 8 acres and rises to a height of 31 storeys. It takes 20 minutes to open or close the roof.

    You can take a one hour guided tour of the facility for $12.50. Visit the website for a discount coupon.

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    Skydome

    by buzzz Written Aug 10, 2004

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    view of skydome from CN

    We went to watch Liverpool vs Porto at the Skydome on July 30th 2004. The stadium is certainly impressive. Massive, clean, loads of clean toilets (this means a lot to me).
    I was amused by two local guys sitting behind me. They were supporting Liverpool who were not playing very well and lost in the last few minutes. One guy behind me said to his pal "Well ya know, these guys don't seem to be playing so good tonight" It was so cute. If it had been a football match in England the comment would have been "These stupid F*****s are sh**e. Maybe only English readers will appreciate the humour!

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  • Skydome

    by ShempDeeLa Updated Jun 1, 2004

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    If you're in town, why not take in a Jays game. It's fairly inexpensive (compared to another pro sport that is hugely popular in this city), and it's a lot of fun. Baseball always makes me think of little kids and their heros, which is a nice thing. The Skydome is a good place to watch a game cuz you're gonna get decent seats for a good price. You can get really cheap seats if you like, but you're gonna be in the nosebleed section. Sure you're gonna pay $6 for a hotdog and probably another $8 for a small beer, but you don't have to worry about rain delays (they keep the roof closed on days when it's supposed to rain).

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    A must for Baseball fans !!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated May 13, 2004

    This is one of the coolest baseball stadiums in all of baseball...home to the 2 time Champion Toronto Blue Jays the stadium is a must on game day....want to see and experience the real deal then buy infield box seats, want to socialize then head to the Hard Rock Cafe dead smack in center field, you won't be disappointed !!!!

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    Frozen in time

    by chefgrad Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    Have a relaxed conversation with one of the brass people in Toronto.
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    ~ A great way to confess those hidden thoughts :P ~
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    The Skydome

    by duanestorey Updated Apr 8, 2003

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    Home of the Toronto Blue Jays

    The Skydome is an engineering wonder. It's the stadium that houses the Toronto Blue Jays MLB team. When the weather is nice, the skydome roof opens up, letting all the natural sunlight in. If the weather turns sour, the skydome roof closes up.

    A complete cycle (open to close) of the roof takes around 15 minutes I believe.

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