About Rogers Centre
Often known by its former name, the SkyDome, Rogers Centre is the longtime home field of the Toronto Blue Jays. It’s located in the heart of Toronto next door to the CN Tower, which spent 32 years as the tallest free-standing structure in the world until being surpassed in 2007. Rogers Centre features a retractable roof to keep out the cool Canadian air during certain times of the year. It also has a fully functioning hotel inside, including 70 rooms that overlook the field.
Best Places to Sit at Rogers Centre
Outside of staying in one of the hotel rooms overlooking the field, the best place to sit during Rogers Centre sports events is right behind home plate. Seats in the back half of the 100-level and throughout the 200-level that are between home plate and one of the dugouts will provide an excellent view of the entire field. If you’re attending a Rogers Centre event during the day when the roof is open, seats on the first base side of the stadium will get a lot of sunshine, so they should be avoided if that’s a potential problem. Those seated on the third base side of the stadium, especially the upper levels, will be privy to a wonderful view of the CN Tower.
Tips for Visiting Rogers Centre
Attendance at Blue Jays games is largely dependent on whether the team is good or not. If Toronto is having a down season, buying tickets at the last minute is a great way to land some of the cheapest Blue Jays tickets. If you’re able to stay late after a Rogers Centre sports event, players from the opponent team exit out of Gate 5, and if they’re in a good mood, they’re usually willing to sign autographs for fans.
Food to Try at Rogers Centre
Fans are allowed to bring their own food and drinks (20oz or less) to Rogers Centre events as long as it's in a bag. There are also hot dogs and various other street meat vendors outside the stadium selling food at prices far cheaper than you’ll find inside the stadium. That being said, one thing you can only get once you pass through the gates is Buffalo Cauliflower Poutine. Canada is famous for its poutine and not all that far from Buffalo, the home of Buffalo wings. Naturally, the two make for an unbeatable combination, even with some cauliflower thrown in there as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Rogers Centre located?
The Rogers Centre is located in Downtown Toronto, Canada, situated just near the northern shore of Lake Ontario.
What kind of events does the Rogers Centre host?
The Rogers Centre is home to the MLB's Toronto Blue Jays. Previously, the stadium was home to the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the NBA's Toronto Raptors.
Which team is playing at the Rogers Centre?
The Toronto Blue Jays call the Rogers Centre home.
Where can I park for free at the Rogers Centre?
There are no official parking lots or ramps at the stadium itself. That said, fans heading to Rogers Centre events can find plenty of public parking options within walking distance of the venue in downtown Edmonton. Parking is by the meter, so check carefully. Also, there are a few parking lots opposite the arena where places can be reserved for $12.
What is the seating capacity of the Rogers Centre?
Rogers Centre sports events can hold up to 54,000 attendees.
Who owns the Rogers Centre?
The Rogers Centre is owned by Rogers Communications.
How do I get to the Rogers Centre using public transport?
From Union station to Union subway, to GO Bus, there are a number of public transport options for those attending Rogers Centre sports events – all of which drop you right next to the arena.