Rogers Centre - Toronto Blue Jays Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: April 10, 2021

Rogers Centre

Stadium Facts

Opened: 1989
Capacity: 49,282
Teams: Toronto Blue Jays
Address: Toronto, Ontario

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As you may have been able to guess by the name this team calls Canada home which makes it one of the newer franchises in MLB history. The franchise was established in 1977 and the Blue Jays name actually just came from suggestions to the team owner. At the time the owner was not one single person but rather a popular Canadian Beer Company. The color blue is significant in all of Canadian sports on both the collegiate and professional scale as you may see from teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets. Although the ownership has changed, the Blue Jays are still one of the only MLB teams that is owned by a corporation rather than one single person.

Although the team may have been created later than the first two that we have discussed, they still made a lot of history within the past few decades. Typically the first few years of a new team are quite the struggle and this was true with the Blue Jays, but within 6 years of the team’s founding they had accomplished their first winning season and later on became division champions. From 1985 to 1993 the Blue Jays were the team to beat in the division and they were so dominant that they won five division championships over the course of nine seasons. During this stretch they also won back-to-back World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993.

The Blue Jays also have many historic players including Roberto Alomar, an outstanding short stop now in the Hall of Fame, as well as Joe Carter in the outfield, and John Olerud at first base. Another claim this team has with history is being one of two franchises that remains undefeated when they reach the World Series. If they are going to go all the way, they might as well win it all.

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