Parking Near Rogers Centre – Three “Green P” Spots

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Parking Near Rogers Centre – Three “Green P” Spots

Posted by Kurt Smith

I highly recommend against driving and parking near Rogers Centre for Blue Jays games. If you don’t have to, don’t. But if you must, try using one of the “Green P” lots.

The Green P lots in Toronto, including the ones for parking near Rogers Centre, are owned by the city and as such offer better rates than most. As far as I can tell, none of them charge “event” rates. Here are my top three picks for a night at the ballpark:

parking near rogers centre green p 40 york

This is a pretty nice evening rate for baseball parking.

Green P Lot #1) 40 York Street. I’ll probably get some grief for sharing this favorite spot of fans, but it’s probably the best deal that you’ll find for parking near Rogers Centre. It’s not only cheaper, but the event rate kicks in at 5:00, unlike 6:00 for most lots, so you don’t have to time your arrival so much. It’s a convenient spot too, especially coming from the east.

 

parking near rogers centre green p 10 portland

With a helpful arrow.

Green P Lot #2) 10 Portland Street. The night rate starts at 6:00 PM for this one, but it’s still fairly convenient at about a half mile from the ballpark, for a ten minute walk, and this one offers a relatively easy out going westbound.

 

parking near rogers centre green p 2 church

“Municipal” means good rates!

Green P Lot #3) 2 Church Street. If you can’t score a spot at 40 York, this one isn’t bad coming from the east. It’s got over 2,000 spaces and has cheap nightly rates, including a Saturday special of $1/hour for the first two hours. So on Saturday especially you can arrive plenty early for a good spot and still pay a small fee to park for the evening.

One caution about the 40 York and 2 Church Street lots: these are both close to the Air Canada Centre, home of both the Maple Leafs and Raptors. I strongly recommend checking first to see if there is an event there before going…if there is, get there very early or use public transit.

There are other good options for parking near Rogers Centre, but I would advise that you try Green P first, especially if you can walk a little bit.

Incidentally, if you want to know the best way to get to Rogers Centre for every situation, try consulting this handy little guide.

 

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Visiting Rogers Centre – Five Tips For Newbies

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If you’re visiting Rogers Centre in Toronto for the first time, there are a few things you definitely need to know. The home of the Blue Jays is unique in many ways, some of which present some interesting challenges for the fan.

visiting rogers centre tickets in line

Foiled by the bicycle rack roadblock again!

Visiting Rogers Centre Tip #1: Consider demand when buying tickets. When the Blue Jays are good, they draw very, very well. That means you should plan ahead and buy from the team first. Most weeknight games against opponents other than the Yankees or Red Sox don’t sell out, so you can pick up tickets at the box office where the fees are lowest. Should you be looking for a low demand game…say if the Jays are having a disappointing season…sites like SeatGeek will help you find the best deal on tickets. Weekends sell far better than weekdays, partly due to the insane rush hour Toronto traffic.

visiting rogers centre 200 level

The ushers are fleet of foot in the empty sections.

Visiting Rogers Centre Tip #2: Try the mezzanine level. The mezzanine level at Rogers isn’t as close to the field as you might like, but the seating is much lower than the 500 SkyDeck level, and the seats have cup holders. The seats are around the same price as the field level seating below them, and it will be easier to duck out of the elements there should you have the need. One caution though, don’t sit in the outfield on the 200 level…way too many ways to lose the view. Stay in the infield if you can.

visiting rogers centre union sign

The Force is with you, young Skywalker.

Visiting Rogers Centre Tip #3: Use public transit (TTC or GO). Rogers is in the heart of downtown Toronto, and there are two major highways that both run south of the ballpark that get jammed at rush hour. During the week especially, you don’t want to be driving there; instead use the TTC from elsewhere in the city or the commuter-friendly GO Transit trains from the suburbs. The Yonge-University-Spadina line of the TTC stops at Union Station; all of the GO lines from every direction also stop there. Union Station is a short walk to the ballpark through a covered walkway, and there’s a whole lot of cheap places to fill up a pre-game doggy bag.

visiting rogers centre street cart yves

Note the gentleman’s backpack, suitable for carrying veggie dogs.

Visiting Rogers Centre Tip #4: Get the street meat. Rogers Centre has great food items, especially if you’re into nachos…check them out at the Muddy York Market, the King Club or at the 12 Bar. But to get a good-sized dog at a much cheaper price, Torontonians will tell you to get the “street meat”…dogs from the numerous hot dog carts that surround the stadium. You can get a good-sized dog for about half the cost of one inside, and you can pile on a great choice of condiments. There are even veggie dogs from Yves out there if you look. If you want more variety, check out Front Street north of the ballpark; there are always some unique food trucks there.

visiting rogers centre welcome to toronto

Really? You’ve been expecting moi?

Visiting Rogers Centre Tip #5: Remember you’re a foreigner (if you’re visiting Canada). Toronto isn’t very different from most baseball cities, but remember a few things…like checking with your phone service provider about using your phone abroad, getting your money exchanged at a bank or hotel and not at the exchange centers that take an exorbitant cut, and check with your credit card company about overseas purchases. Gas is much more expensive in Canada too, so if you can, fill up stateside. Oh, and don’t forget your passport!

There you go; five tips to help you for your first time visiting Rogers Centre. If you’re bringing the kids, remember Saturday is Jr. Jays day, and that’s when the kids can get their face painted and run the bases and stuff. And relax, because you know a game will be played in this ballpark whatever the weather.

But there’s so much more to know, especially if you want to save cash. Be sure to read this handy little guide too.

 

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Cheap Blue Jays Tickets: The Fan Pass

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Hey fans…as I write this, the Blue Jays have not offered the FanPass in 2017…so as cheap Blue Jays tickets go that option is out for now. But that doesn’t mean they won’t offer it in future seasons should attendance decline again…so I’m leaving this here for fans to keep an eye out.

cheap blue jays tickets scoreboard diamond

Nothing brings pals together like a baseball game on the cheap.

OK, if you live in the Toronto area, you probably know about the Blue Jays FanPass, and if you don’t live in the Toronto area, it probably won’t do you much good. But I’m sharing this anyway, because it’s an amazing deal.

It’s not made well-known on the Blue Jays website, but the team offers a deal called a FanPass to its fans: you purchase a pass when tickets go on sale (usually sometime in January), and for a small lump sum you can go to every Blue Jays game with the exception of Opening Day.

cheap blue jays tickets 500 level crowd shot

You know you’re in the nosebleeds when you can reach the lights.

The total price works out to less than $2 a game (if you go to all the games). This used to be sponsored by the Toronto Star newspaper, and it was a fairly popular deal at least for dedicated Jays fans.

Obviously, you won’t be sitting next to Geddy Lee behind home plate. Your assigned seat will be a 500 level seat—the “SkyDeck” as the 500 level is sometimes appropriately nicknamed due to its proximity to Mars. But the 500 level isn’t all that bad, and if you only go to 20 games over the course of a season, this will pay for itself handsomely.

The idea, of course, is to help fill up the ballpark with nacho-eating and beer-drinking—at baseball prices—fans at a time when the Jays fall well short of the four million a season that used to pass through the SkyDome gates.

cheap blue jays tickets street cart

The jumbo hot dog costs a third of what it costs inside, even in Canadian money.

But you can take advantage of the street meat carts and get a dog and a soda much cheaper outside, and at less than $2 a ticket, you could be looking at less than $15 a game for tickets and food. You can’t even get into Yankee Stadium for $15 most games.

The Blue Jays in the terms and conditions say that the card is not to be transferred, and that “you may be required to present photo identification” at the gate. I’m guessing that means they don’t want you to let other people use the pass. How strict they are on enforcement, I don’t know, I’ve read that they check IDs randomly.

So you may have to use the FanPass yourself, but someone can buy a 500 level ticket and join you fairly cheaply. You can always stand in the outfield patio of there aren’t two seats together.

After the big and expensive off-season moves the Jays made in the winter of 2013, the FanPass has been made less accessible—former FanPass holders got first dibs on renewal and there was a limited amount of them offered. Gone by Opening Day this year, I’m told.

cheap blue jays tickets website and phone

But where are they on Twitter???

So if you’re interested in this, it’s a good idea to call the Blue Jays some time in December and find out when they’ll be offered and the best way to get them. The FanPass, especially for a team with a decent roster like the Jays have had, is a steal the likes of which is rare in baseball.

But hey, even if it isn’t there, there are other ways to score deals on Blue Jays tickets; this handy little guide is a big help.

 

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Rogers Centre Seating: The Worst Seats

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The Rogers Centre seating chart isn’t terribly complicated, and there are plenty of good spots, but there are some seats you should definitely avoid. Rogers Centre was arguably the last baseball stadium built with as many seats as possible and little regard for the intimacy factor, although you could make that case with the new Yankee Stadium.

rogers centre seating 200 outfield obstructed

“Hey, you in front! Did he catch that?”

In such a venue, there are going to be some bad seats, although at Rogers they are kept to a relative minimum. If you really want to avoid the worst seats at Rogers Centre, stay away from the 200 level outfield, especially the higher rows.

I suppose some fans could argue that the 500 level outfield seats are worse, what with the height of the seats and the distance away from the field. I would not be one of them.

rogers centre seating 500 right field closed

Anyone need a Xanax?

With the 500 level outfield seating, it’s more open, there is more leg room, and you aren’t dealing with obstructed views so much. Besides, given the crowds the Blue Jays draw, most of the time those sections are closed off anyway, so you’re not likely to need to compare.

There are multiple problems with the 200 level outfield that actually make it less preferable to the cheaper 500 level seats.

rogers centre seating 200 outfield distance

Objects in view are closer than they appear. Obviously.

First is the distance from home plate. Often people think that they will have a shot at catching a home run ball in the outfield, or at least a batting practice shot. Maybe, but it’s not likely. (Baltimore’s Adam Jones did hit one into the second deck while I was there, but he really clubbed it.)

The bullpens are in front of the 100 level, and the 200 level is even further back from that. Needless to say, this doesn’t help the view either.

The second problem is obstructed views. From most of the 200 outfield seats, you won’t be able to see the big scoreboard, but that’s not even the worst of it. There are pillars in between sections in the higher rows, and if you’re sitting in the higher rows there’s a chance you could be missing a good portion of the outfield, as shown in the photo above. Even the Yankees discount the price of tickets like this, but apparently the Jays do not.

rogers centre seating leg room

OK, I’m a big guy, but still.

There are some other issues too…not a lot of choices of concessions (although the new seating area in center has some things), very little leg room, and the back rows seem to be more a part of the concourse than the ballpark. Relatively minor, but that doesn’t help matters.

If the choice is between 200 level outfield—especially above Row 6—or a 500 level seat, go for the 500 level. If 200 outfield is all you can get, you may prefer standing somewhere.

Do you want to know the pros and cons of all the seating at Rogers before you sit for nine innings in a less than worthwhile seat? Be sure to read one of these before you go.

 

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The Best Way To Get To Rogers Centre: GO Transit

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Toronto being the metropolis that it is, there are many answers to the question of how to get to Rogers Centre for a Blue Jays game (or a concert or Argonauts game, for that matter). You can drive or use the many TTC options. But unless you’re living or staying within a couple of miles of the ballpark, I highly recommend using GO Transit.

get to rogers centre go burlington

Like most train lines, they feature a helpful schedule.

GO stands for Government of Ontario; the transit system originally began as a suburban rail line along the shore of Lake Ontario, and has since been extended to serve most of the southern half of the province.

There are currently seven rail lines reaching as far as Niagara Falls—so one can technically enjoy the Falls and a ballgame in the same day, if you’d like to throw a romantic bone to your non-baseball fan significant other (or leave him/her there while you get on with more serious business).

Apparently there is a different boarding area for weekday trains.

GO is good for any baseball fans living near the rail lines. All of the routes lead to Union Station in downtown, which is a short walk through an indoor skywalk to Rogers Centre.

The train ride is smooth, reasonably fast (although not as fast, say, driving on the Q.E.W. during those rare non-peak times), and while it’s not the cheapest form of travel, it’s still probably better for 1-3 people than using the gas to drive to a game and pay the hefty Rogers Centre parking fee.

Lots of Jays fans use GO to get to the ballpark. Despite the capacity of the multi-level trains, they can reach standing room crowd level especially after a high attendance matchup.

get to rogers centre go game day

To get to Union Station, follow the construction.

This makes things nice and easy for the Toronto neophyte, who can follow the blue shirts through the Skywalk to Rogers, but you should stand on the ends of the platform, where there are fewer people trying to get a seat.

If you don’t get a seat, you shouldn’t have to wait too many stops before enough people get off.

The only real complaint about GO that Jays fans have is the infrequency of service. On weekends, which is when the most fans show up for games, the trains only run once an hour and there isn’t any additional Jays game service. You might want to take a ride up to the top of the CN Tower or take a walk downtown while everyone files out on the first train.

get to rogers centre go ticket machine

Mastering the ticket machine is always the tricky part of public transit.

It’s also a little pricey…it’s probably about the same as what you’d be paying for gas if you took your car, if by some miracle you could find a free spot. But that’s assuming no traffic, which is an assumption you should never make in Toronto.

But for a relatively hassle-free ride to get to Rogers Centre from the suburbs, GO is probably the best option for fans. If you want to know other options from other places, you can check out one of these.

 

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Rogers Centre Food: Three Things To Try

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The Rogers Centre food situation has been improving, and today the Blue Jays’ home features a fairly impressive menu, even if it’s not quite as varied and full of gourmet options as some ballparks.

rogers centre food garrison creek

Nothing like a hot dog and sausage on a bed of Chex Mix!

It’s all overpriced of course, and perhaps I’d say even more so than at most ballparks, since the Canadian exchange rate isn’t as favorable to Americans as it once was. But after doing a walkthrough, I found three items that are certainly worth trying if you’re wondering what to eat at Rogers Centre:

rogers centre food garrison creek dog

Because the 3.048 decimeter long dog doesn’t sound as tasty.

Rogers Centre Food, Tip #1: The Garrison Creek Home Run Footlong Dog. OK, just call it a Home Run Dog or Garrison Footlong if you don’t want to say all that when you’re debating what to get with your date. But this puppy is one nicely dressed dog, different from any I’ve seen at a ballpark.

It’s a footlong dog obviously (and come to think of it, why isn’t it a two-decimeter dog or whatever the metric version of it would be?), but it’s thicker than most ballpark footlongs…and it’s adorned with maple flavored baked beans, cheddar and bacon bits.

You could just put bacon bits in maple baked beans and I’d be happy, but add that big dog to it and I might even pay to see a losing team.

 

rogers centre food sweet potato fries

Be like Deion and have “both”.

Rogers Centre Food, Tip #2: Sweet Potato Fries. At the Gourmet Frites stands (and at other stands around the ballpark), you can find appetizing looking sweet potato fries. Judging by the amount of people I saw carrying them around, they’re a pretty popular item here.

The sweet potato fries come with a chipotle style dipping sauce, so it’s not something you can walk around eating, but it isn’t healthy to walk while eating anyway. And I’m guessing that people who choose sweet potato fries are looking for a healthier choice over just plain old potato fries.

 

rogers centre food chicken nachos

Is this what they mean by “infused” sour cream?

Rogers Centre Food, Tip #3: The Bases Loaded Nachos. Or the nachos at the Muddy York Market, if you’re interested in more choices of things to pile onto your chips. Either way, if you’re a nacho buff, Rogers Centre definitely has you covered.

At the Budweiser King Club, with its own bar and carvery, you can get the Bases Loaded Nachos…with beef brisket (!), BBQ sauce, jalapenos, caramelized onions, salsa, pepper-infused sour cream, and 3-bean chili. I don’t know what pepper-infused sour cream means exactly, but yes, I’ll have a double helping on my chips.

There are plenty of other choices of Rogers Centre food; I mean no disrespect to Liberty Village sausage poutine or the multitude of choices at the Muddy York Market…just be prepared with one of these!

 

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More Food At Rogers Centre: Street Meat

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There’s no shortage of a selection of food at Rogers Centre, but as in any ballpark, it’s expensive. Fortunately, you have some alternatives just outside.

food at rogers centre street meat cart 1

Free hot dog if you can properly pronounce the name of this cart!

Some ballparks have a better outside vendor scene than others. Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are among the best, but so are Yankee Stadium and Camden Yards…which would suggest that a good choice of outside vendors is actually more due to a ballpark’s location than its age.

Being in the heart of downtown Toronto, Rogers Centre fits into this category, but it’s not quite the same sort of activity. Outside, the food carts selling hot dogs and sausages are plentiful largely because the Blue Jays allow them on the grounds. Whether or not they’re taking a cut I don’t know, but I would believe it. Torontonians refer to the vendors’ wares as “street meat”, an appropriate appellation.

food at rogers centre street cart sign

I like “street meat” better than the dubious sounding “meat in the street”.

Food prices being what they are in ballparks, lots of fans in the big city ballparks especially take to the outside vendors for a dog or sausage at often less than half the price.

In Toronto, Rogers Centre is surrounded by such carts. Many of them are operated by Shopsy’s, a popular local deli, or Yves, a manufacturer of veggie dogs and burgers. But some of them are operated by local Joes just making a buck.

The carts on the Rogers Centre grounds don’t differ much in their offerings: they mostly sell large dogs, sausages, and veggie versions of both.

food at rogers centre street cart condiments

I don’t think any of us truly appreciate what our world would be like without condiments.

The neat thing is the condiment choices; you can pile anything from chopped onions, hot peppers, pickles, sauerkraut, even bacon bits if you’re lucky. The dogs are also hefty, making them well worth the price.

While the carts on the grounds of the stadium certainly can handle your hot dog or even your vegetarian “meat” fix, there are some extra options if you’re willing to venture onto Front Street north of the ballpark: during my visit, there was a Don Juan’s truck, whose fries are very popular, and I also spotted a truck called Crazy Fries, which sells burgers along with dogs and the ever-popular poutine (fries with gravy and cheese).

And just after I left, a popular food truck called Stuft has parked on Front Street; according to the “Toronto Food Trucks” website, Stuft is famous for sausages stuffed with mushrooms or Jamaican jerk pork. They have their own brand of sauces, too. And you thought you didn’t like baseball.

food at rogers centre hot spot bbq

How do they get that pig roaster inside the truck?

It’s not that the inside food at Rogers Centre is awful by any means—they have good-sized dogs, popular sweet potato fries and an impressive selection of nachos among many other things. But as always, the stuff is quite overpriced inside, and maybe it’s just me, but it seemed even more so at Rogers.

So if you not only want to save a buck but get a tasty hunk of ballpark food, talk a walk around and go for the street meat.

But there’s a whole lot of food inside Rogers Centre, like footlong dogs, crazy nachos and loaded poutine! You can find out about all of that with this handy little guide.

 

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Three Tips For Visiting Canada To See Baseball

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If you’re headed to Toronto for a Blue Jays game, you should probably be aware of some tips for visiting Canada. A quick glance at a road atlas reveals that unlike any other MLB city, Toronto isn’t in the United States.

tiops for visiting canada via rail

What’s all that French stuff on the schedule?

That’s a cool thing, of course, because it makes you the ballpark roadtripper an international traveler! But it also means that you’ll be entering a foreign country, maybe for the first time, and if you do there are definitely some important things to know.

Here are three that I consider pretty important:

tips for visiting canada border line waiting

Someone forgot to bring quarters again. Happens every day.

Tips For Visiting Canada, #1: Have a passport. Yes, you’ll need one of these even just driving your car across the border into Canada, and you’ll have to go through a customs service if you’re flying so they want to know you have permission to enter. This didn’t used to be the case, but it’s something you need to know now.

Sometimes there are long delays at the border because someone forgot something pretty important. Don’t be one of them.

tips for visiting canada tickets ad

Use your Canadian credit card.

Tips For Visiting Canada, #2: Be sure you can use your phone. I learned the hard way that my phone service didn’t cover me in Canada…I had to send e-mails to my wife from the hotel and tell her to call me there. Eventually I got myself a phone card which helped, but it will save you a big headache if you know beforehand if you can use your phone there.

And you’ll be surprised at how much you miss it.

tips for visiting canada green p rates

It’s that American dollar sign that throws off foreigners.

Tips For Visiting Canada, #3: Be aware of money transactions. Get your money exchanged for Canadian money at a bank or at your hotel; do not use the exchange centers that take a big cut of the cash. Also, check your credit card company and see if they add foreign transaction fees, and if they do, use cash as much as you can because those fees add up.

Remember that you can use American money at most establishments, but you will get Canadian money in return, so as you’re leaving don’t pay for your cup of coffee at Tim Horton’s with an American twenty. It’s a headache turning Canadian dollars back into U.S. dollars, take it from me.

That’s just three tips for visiting Canada for a Jays game…there are some other important things too, though. Think ahead and get some help in advance with one of these.

 

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When It Was SkyDome

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The Blue Jays of 1993, who played in what was then called the SkyDome, and the Blue Jays of 2014 are similar in that the majority of either team’s superstars weren’t home grown talent.

skydome blue jays pennants

You’d think they never lost a game. Actually, back then they didn’t lose very often.

Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar, Paul Molitor and several other stars on the 1993 champs were acquired from other teams, while recent Jays teams featured Colby Rasmus, Melky Cabrera, and R.A. Dickey among others, all of whom were stars before they came north. But it doesn’t seem the same as it did in 1993, when everything seemed to go the Blue Jays’ way.

And like the team, the perception of their home ballpark has changed too.

skydome top of dome

Is it still “modern”?

When the Blue Jays consistently finished atop the AL East, their ginormous brand new home had a different name— SkyDome (not “the” SkyDome, just SkyDome). It was named through a fan contest, with the winner receiving lifelong tickets to any events there.

SkyDome was seen as modern, futuristic, the spark of change in baseball venues from stadiums to entertainment centers. SkyDome influenced today’s ballparks in more ways than you probably think.

Sit-down restaurants with a view and chain eateries are common in baseball venues today, but they were a novelty when SkyDome first opened. It was also the first ever venue with a working retractable roof. Today a half a dozen major league parks have opening roofs, rendering “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain” obsolete as a managing strategy.

skydome 500 level

At least we’re closer to the field than the hotel rooms…

And there was that hotel attached to the ballpark, with rooms overlooking the field—apparently without consideration that folks may tend to amorous desires in front of thousands, as some did before the hotel made guests sign an agreement not to share their wares in the window. That hasn’t caught on as a ballpark feature, but it still could someday, especially in the minor leagues.

SkyDome, and its features and prices, was the future of ballparks. But just a couple of years later Camden Yards would open for business to rave reviews in Baltimore. Almost overnight, concrete and artificial turf became a serious liability with fans.

This 180-degree change in ballpark design trends coincided with the declining success of the team.

The Jays had won several AL East titles before finally taking the World Series crown in 1992 and 1993, with a team that could pitch, field and hit like few in history. The 1993 Blue Jays roster read like a who’s who of baseball’s biggest stars at the time: Roberto Alomar, Paul Molitor, Joe Carter, John Olerud, Juan Guzman, Jack Morris, Rickey Henderson, the list goes on.

skydome blue jays win

So…did the Blue Jays win?

After coming up short in the playoffs a few times, they finally came out on top of the baseball world two years in a row. One of the most iconic moments of baseball history is of Joe Carter leaping into the air running the bases following his World Series-winning home run. A packed-to-capacity crowd that night made so much noise you could barely hear the fireworks in the ballpark.

In its early years, SkyDome was filled to capacity almost every night, and for three seasons the Jays topped the four million mark in attendance, averaging a still today unheard-of 49,000+ per game. This was in the days before the Internet and StubHub…so Blue Jays tickets were extremely tough to get.

But less than a year after Carter’s home run landed into the deliriously ecstatic crowd, baseball went on strike, and like many teams, the Jays’ attendance crashed as fans everywhere shunned a sport that had sacrificed a World Series to the altar of palpable greed.

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Maybe if it was “Mister Rogers Centre”, people would warm up to the name.

The Blue Jays never did bring four million through the turnstiles again, many times averaging just half that amount, especially as the 1993 stars departed and the team’s win totals went downhill for several years. In their recent return to contention with a division title in 2015 and a wild card victory in 2016, they’ve definitely increased their numbers, but in 2016 they still only reached 3.3 million.

Perhaps it’s fitting that the name of the venue has changed. Baseball is still very popular in Toronto, but looking back at the atmosphere and novelty of SkyDome, Rogers Centre almost feels like a different ballpark. It’s still a fine venue in its own right and houses a competitive team, but things seem different today.

People nostalgic for the SkyDome name are no doubt also nostalgic for capacity crowds and World Series games. Any fan can appreciate that. It was a wonderful time in Toronto baseball.

 

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