Toronto Blue Jays Announce $250 Million Stadium Renovation

According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, the Toronto Blue Jays will be putting their money with their mouth is. The team is expected to drop a whopping $250 million into renovating the Rogers Centre, which was once known as the Skydome.

The concrete jungle to some is in dyer need of an upgrade and up to this offseason, there were talks of demolishing the entire stadium and building a brand new set up for the ball club which includes on-site parking. 

The Blue Jays are looking to modernize the ball park and upgrade the fan experience for everyone from the lower bowl to the nose bleeds. And of course, they hope the reno's will increase revenues through these experiences for the fans.

According to Davidi, estimated cost of the renovation is between $200 million to $250 million, who adds the same company that worked on the club's spring training facilities in Dunedin, Florida, will design the upgrades to the Toronto stadium.

Blue Jays fans can expect to see some work done over the course of the next couple of offseasons to avoid any in-game interruptions. The Skydome originally opened its doors in 1989 and cost $570 million to build. At the time it was one of the more advanced stadiums in sports with a retractable roof. Rogers since acquired the facility in 2004 for $25 million. How things change.

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