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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
Sorry, did I say ballpark? I meant "World's Greatest Entertainment Facility."

SkyDome to be renamed Rogers Field

I remember being in awe when I first walked in there in 1989, and just a few years later, feeling like I was in one of those abandoned malls where you can hear every individual voice or someone walking.

The past couple of years SkyDome's grown on me, though. I've been able to witness the roof opening on two occasions, which is a very impressive sight from inside the facility.

I'm curious about the new screen setup.
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    Sorry, did I say ballpark? I meant "World's Greatest Entertainment Facility."

    SkyDome to be renamed Rogers Field

    I remember being in awe when I first walked in there in 1989, and just a few years later, feeling like I was in one of those abandoned malls where you can hear every individual voice or someone walking.

    The past couple of years SkyDome's grown on me, though. I've been able to witness the roof opening on two occasions, which is a very impressive sight from inside the facility.

    I'm curious about the new screen setup.


I guess to call it BellExpressVu Park wasn't really an option. Although The Skydome at Canadian Tire Yards has a nice ring to it.







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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
Correction:

It's Rogers Centre.
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So the Leafs are moving there? I've never heard of a baseball game playing in a "Centre". "So-and-so Field at Rogers Centre", I could see, I guess.

Of course, if they are going to keep those goofy unis they might as well play at a stadium with a goofy name.



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I guess they want to play up the multifunctionality of SkyD..er, Rogers Centre.

The Argonauts will be there until their new field is built at York University (2007?), and as well, it's been home to conventions, concerts (horrible acoustics), religious services, two Wrestlemanias so far, and an infamous hotel.
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And former home to the Raptors...quite possibly the worst venue I've ever seen an NBA game in.



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I love the SkyDome (yeah, I'll probably never use the new name --- it's 100 times worse than "WWE" ever was). It's the site of so many great baseball memories for me; my first game, spending a few weekends staying at the hotel and watching three games with my family, Bobby Knopp throwing a ball to me in the stands, getting Jack Morris' autograph just before he went into the hotel with a hot young blond chick, my friends and I getting John Rocker traded from Atlanta and basically ending his career in baseball, etc. Sure, it's not a great park, but there isn't anything really "wrong" with it. It just had the unfortunate distinction of being the apex of the multi-purpose stadium era right before the retro-ballpark boom began.


I'm more excited about the fact that Jays owner Ted Rogers promised to put $210 million in payroll into the Jays over the next three years. I'll believe it when I see it, but hey, it's a start.


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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    It just had the unfortunate distinction of being the apex of the multi-purpose stadium era right before the retro-ballpark boom began.




It's unbelievable how bad that timing was, eh?

On PTI today they quickly wondered if it was being named after Roy Rogers. I like that idea-put cowboy photos up all over the place.
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Sure, it's not a great park, but there isn't anything really "wrong" with it. It just had the unfortunate distinction of being the apex of the multi-purpose stadium era right before the retro-ballpark boom began.


    (edited by Big Bad on 3.2.05 0031)


The SkyDome, er, Rogers Centre still has about a million cool points over the new Comiskey, er, USCellular Field though. At least the stadium in Toronto was built in 1989, while Comiskey was built in 1991, which was a year before the retro ballpark boom began when Camden Yards opened in 1992. I'll bet Reinsdorf is still kicking himself for that one...
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I'm gonna miss that dorky "D" symbol in original logo.

    Originally posted by Slam! article


    ...and the stone-cold atmosphere of the 16-year-old stadium softened.

    "We wanted to make the fan experience a warmer situation," said Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Godfrey...
hehehe....the atmosphere is cold because nobody really can afford tickets to pro sports anymore.

I've attended four events at the 'Dome...two WWF events in 2001, an Argos game, and a Blue Jays game...and the only thing I can remember was getting sick, looking up at the dome when it was closed.

That, and that there were always McDonalds there, within a hundred feet of each other, all charging too much for their food.



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