With its retractable roof, Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome, is one of the world's most innovative and luxurious ballparks in the world. The facility opened in June 1989 and was noted for being the first stadium to have a fully retractable, motorized roof, as well as for the 348-room hotel attached to it, with 70 rooms overlooking the field. The venue's name was changed in February 2005, following its purchase by Rogers Communications.
Soak up the scene:
Skydome, as it was known then, received tons of praise and publicity when it opened in 1989 because of its retractable roof, various modern amenities and the hotel built into the stadium that overlooked center field. It's not so unique any more, but with the many bars and restaurants and sights of downtown Toronto within walking distance, it's still a cool place to see a game. For more on the Rogers Centre experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.