Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Destination of the Day: Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

Destination 1 in the series "Opening Day!"

Opening Day is 1 April at 7:07 pm against Minnesota Twins.  This 49,539 seat multi-purpose stadium was cutting edge when it opened in 1989 on Toronto's lakefront.  The retractable dome was a first in North America, permitting the eventual summer sun and warmth in, while protecting those attending winter events and allowing for other year-round uses.   The Rogers Centre was one of the last of its kind as owners and fans slowly rejected, among many other things, the poor sight-lines when the seating arrangement had to be reconfigured for very different sports (The CFL's Toronto Argonauts also play in the stadium).  Tours are available on many non-event days.  

For more information visit its Wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Centre

Photo is from  Wikimedia Commons.  

Rogers Centre
One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON  M5V 1J1

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