Published on July 16th, 2014 | by Ath letize0
Rogers Centre is a stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays of the MLB. A detailed Rogers Centre seating chart is located to the left. The arena is located in downtown Toronto.
The stadium is owned by Rogers Communications, which built the arena for $570 Million. Rogers Centre seats roughly 49,286 for baseball games.
The Rogers Centre’s field is made of AstrTurf.
Click on the link/s below to view seating charts for all the different events held inside the Rogers Centre.
Rogers Centre Quick Facts
- Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Main Teams: Toronto Blue Jays
- Seating Capacity: 49,286 (approximately)
- Typology: Multipurpose
- Opened: 1989
History of Rogers Centre
Ground was broken on the stadium on October 3, 1986. Rogers Centre was completed two and a half years later. The stadium was funded by the city of Toronto, the federal government, the Ontario provincial government, and a few large corporations.
During the Grey Cup in November 1982, which was held at the Exhibition Stadium, a huge rain storm left most of the crowd completely drenched. Most of the seats in the stadium are completely exposed to rain, so most fans watched the game from the concession stands. The next day people were chanting in the stadium, “We want a dome! We want a dome!” Seven months later, an official announcement came out stating they would look into funding a new stadium.
On opening day they hosted a grand opening show that was broadcasted on CBC. During the show their were appearances by Glass Tiger, Oscar Peterson, Andrea Martin, Andre-Philippe Gagnon, and Alan Thicke. During the show they opened the roof, which led to a downpour of rain on the stadium. Even though a chant started to close the roof, they insisted that the roof remain open for the remaining show.
Rogers Centre Address
1 Blue Jays Way, Suite 3200
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V1J1
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