My first game at the Rogers Centre was on September 9th, where I watched the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Chicago Cubs. The Blue Jays won which is nice since I’m generally rooting for the home team wherever I go. The game was good but I think the more interesting thing to report on, and why I travel around to different ones, is what the stadium had to offer.
The game was probably the most sparsely attended Major League game I’ve ever been to. Certainly the lateness of the season and the fact that they were mostly out of playoff contention contributed to that but I saw a Royals/Pirates game in Pittsburgh a few years ago, when neither of them stood a chance at making the playoffs, and it was sold out. I will say that the staff was still there in abundance. There were dedicated ushers in sections with barely any people in them.
A few more stray observations before I get to the photos:
Now, on to the photos:
And that’s the Rogers Centre.
*This is the smallest “full-sized” pennant I own in my collection and it was impossible to find. I got it in one of the two dozen merchandising areas at the park.