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Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Rogers Centre

Posted on October 18 2016

Major League Baseball Tour

Blue Jays

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Flip this card to see the score of the game!


Toronto Blue Jays- 9
Cleveland Indians- 6

Toronto Blue Jays WIN!



    46,197 fans


    3 hours 19 minutes


    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario


    76 degrees

Did you know?

As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are a few of the unusual facts about Rogers Centre that we found especially interesting.

Facts Unique to
Rogers Centre


  • Original Name: SkyDome.
    The stadium was renamed “Rogers Centre” following the purchase of the stadium by Rogers Communications, which also owned the Toronto Blue Jays, in 2005


  • Capacity: 49,282 fans
  • Mascot:
    BJ Birdy, Ace, and Diamond
  • Stadium opened June 3, 1989

“The Rain Bowl”

The Grey Cup game, in November 1982, was held at the outdoor Exhibition Stadium. The game was played in a driving rainstorm that left most of the crowd drenched, leading the media to call it “the Rain Bowl”. As many of the seats were completely exposed to the elements, thousands watched the game from the concession section. To make a bad experience even worse, the washrooms overflowed. In attendance that day was Bill Davis, the Premier of Ontario, and the poor conditions were seen by what was at the point Canada’s largest TV audience ever – over 7,862,000 viewers. The following day, at a rally at Toronto City Hall, tens of thousands of people who attended the game began to chant, “We want a dome! We want a dome!”

Our Reflections on the Game

Advice and reflections from the Glanville Team

Thoughts from James

So you all might think that baseball is ALL American. Well, I can tell you that it is alive and well in Canada! There is only one Canadian team in Major League Baseball now, but there used to be the Montreal Expos too. Toronto is in the Province of Ontario and we thought that Rogers Centre was great. It was a blue-sky day so the roof was rolled back. You can see the CN Tower (Canadian National Tower) from everywhere in the stadium. I learned that In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. But let’s get back to baseball. The Rogers Centre had the first retractable roof. This was an awesome stadium and great seats everywhere. My great cousin Michael and his friend Kent joined us so we had an extra fun time!James

Christie’s Thoughts

Baseball and cold Canadian beer – now what could be better? James is right, it was bluebird day for baseball and the view of CN tower in the back drop. Having Cousin Michael and Kent with us for their first ever MLB game added to the adventure. Since we are baseball gurus we enjoyed teaching the game of baseball and all the “special” things that can and do happen during a game.Christie


Some snapshots from the game.

  • fam
  • dome
  • tower
  • fam2
  • bottle
  • blue
  • ton

Thank you for following along! Stay tuned, next we are heading to Chicago, Illinois to Wrigley Field, on July 4th, 2016. See you after!

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