Foul pole to foul pole Rogers Centre new seats



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A new look at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) will give fans in the 100 level a new view.

‘CTV NEWS TORONTO’ stated that the Major League Baseball (MLB) team Toronto Blue Jays unveiled detailed plans for Phase 2 of its home ground – the Rogers Centre renovations – recently, detailing how the current 100-level seating bowl and structure will be fully demolished at the end of the 2023 season.

The 49,286-capacity Rogers Centre is a multipurpose retractable roof stadium in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated at the base of the CN Tower near the Northern shore of Lake Ontario. Opened in 1989 on the former Railway Lands, it is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball team based in Toronto, Canada. The Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League East division. Since 1989, the team has played its home games primarily at the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto.

‘CTV NEWS TORONTO’ further stated that the new seats will be installed from foul pole to foul pole, oriented toward the infield for improved viewing specifically for baseball.

Maintained Mark Shapiro, Toronto Blue Jays President, “Our goal from the onset of renovations was to transform the Rogers Centre from a stadium to a ballpark. By completely rebuilding the 100 level seating bowl, we are introducing an authentic ballpark viewing experience, with sightlines designed specifically for fans to enjoy Blue Jays baseball.”

The new 100-level seats will have additional legroom, slats on the back that provide more airflow, wider seats between the dugouts, cupholders throughout, adaptable raisable armrest options, and handrails in every aisle.

Designed specifically for baseball viewing, the renovations will have all the seats oriented toward the infield, improved sightlines with less obstruction and new seats closer to the field as a result of the remodeled bowl structure.

Major renovations on the 34-year-old stadium in downtown Toronto began after the 2022 season. Originally designed as a multipurpose venue that has previously also been home to the National Basketball Association’s NBA’s Toronto Raptors and the Canadian Football League’s (CFL’s) Toronto Argonauts, the renovations are designed to make the venue baseball-specific.

As part of Phase 1 of the renovations, all of the seats in the 500 level were replaced, with new patios and gathering areas added to the outfield.

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