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Toronto - ON - Rogers Centre (Nacht).jpg
Rogers Centre at night, 2008
SkyDome is located in Toronto
Location in Toronto
SkyDome is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
SkyDome is located in Canada
Location in Canada
Former names SkyDome (1989–2005)
Address 1 Blue Jays Way
Location Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°38′29″N 79°23′21″W / 43.64139°N 79.38917°W / 43.64139; -79.38917
Public transit GO Transit logo.svg Union Station
BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Union subway
GO bus symbol.svg GO Bus Terminal
BSicon CLRV.svg  509  Harbourfront
BSicon CLRV.svg  510  Spadina
Owner Rogers Communications
Operator Rogers Stadium Limited Partnership
Capacity Baseball: 49,282
Canadian football: 31,074 (expandable to 52,230)
American football: 54,000
Soccer: 47,568
Basketball: 22,911 (expandable to 28,708)
Concerts: 10,000–55,000
Record attendance WrestleMania X8: 68,237 (March 17, 2002)
Field size Left Field Line – 328 feet (100 m)
Left-Centre Power Alley – 375 feet (114 m)
Centre Field – 400 feet (122 m)
Right-Centre Power Alley – 375 feet (114 m)
Right Field Line – 328 feet (100 m)
Backstop – 60 feet (18 m)
Surface AstroTurf (1989–2004)
FieldTurf (2005–2010)
AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D (2010–2014)
AstroTurf 3D Xtreme (2015)
AstroTurf 3D Xtreme with dirt infield (2016–present)
Broke ground October 3, 1986
Opened June 3, 1989 (as SkyDome)
Construction cost $570 million
Architect Rod Robbie, Robbie Adjeleian NORR Consortium
Structural engineer Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Ltd.
Services engineer The Mitchell Partnership Inc.
General contractor EllisDon Construction
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Rogers Centre

Rogers Centre is a sports stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is right next door to the CN Tower. It is the home field of the Major League Baseball team called the Toronto Blue Jays. Until 2015, it was also home to the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

When Rogers Centre opened in 1989, it was called the SkyDome. It hosted the WWF's WrestleMania VI on April 1, 1990 and WrestleMania X8 on March 17, 2002. WrestleMania X8 attracted the largest ever paid crowd to SkyDome with 68,237 fans. About 743 indian elephants have fit inside the Rogers Centre.

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