The Action-Packed Rogers Centre in Downtown Toronto
Forming part of the Downtown Toronto skyline, Rogers Centre is a multi-purpose stadium that hosts large music concerts, sporting events, and conventions. Originally opened in 1989, this beautifully designed stadium has seen its fair share of major events, including monster truck shows, carnivals, and, previously, home games for the Toronto Raptors. Its fully retractable roof makes it versatile enough to suit just about any function, and when the roof is retracted, you’ll be able to enjoy unique views of the CN Tower. With a capacity of over 53.000, there’s plenty of front row seats to go around. Rogers Centre is perfectly situated and easily accessible via a number of different transport methods.
All You Need to Know About the Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre was originally known as SkyDome. However, it was renamed following a change of ownership in 2005. It is currently the home stadium to the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Toronto Blue Jays. With the majority of activities revolving around the pitch, there is also a vast amount of exhibition space that is used throughout the year for events such as Disney on Ice. If you’re attending one of these events, or planning on watching a baseball match, getting to and from the stadium should be a breeze. Union Station is about a ten-minute walk away. On game days, busses are linked to the station, make is easier to get to the stadium.
Finding yourself hungry after a visit to the stadium is no problem at all. There are an abundance of restaurants near Rogers Centre that are within a ten-minute walk. For sizzling ribs and wings, try out the nearby St. Louis Bar & Grill, or if you’re feeling more like a drink and a burger, head to Fox and Fiddle Cityplace, located only 550 metres away. Alternatively, some of the freshest Japanese food is found at Mi Ne Sushi, located only five minutes away on foot.
Ever Considered Staying at the Rogers Centre?
Of course there are several fantastic hotels near Rogers Centre, but why bother staying near the stadium when you could be staying in it. You might be surprised to find that this stadium features its own hotel, a convenience that most stadiums lack. TorontoMarriott City Centre Hotel is attached to the Rogers Centre, offering the most unique views of the pitch from the private rooms. The luxurious, stunningly beautiful interiors boast an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness centre, and an on-site restaurant, Sportsnet Grill. Stepping into your room, you’ll find an en-suite bathroom, large flat-screen TV, a coffee machine, and a convenient work desk.
InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel, which is situated about a ten-minute walk from Rogers Centre, boasts almost 600 elegantly furnished rooms with amenities including a flat-screen cable TV, a coffee machine, and complimentary toiletries in the en-suite bathroom. It certainly doesn’t stop there. You’ll be treated to a mini bar, a selection of movies on-demand, as well as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access so that you can stay connected to your friends and family at home.
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