History of Rogers Center
When Rogers Center opened its doors in a spectacular inauguration ceremony in 1989, it was known as the SkyDome, and it was only in 2005 that the facility changed its name. Rogers Center became an immediate success in a city that badly needed an entertainment venue such as this.
Thanks to brilliant architecture, its famous retractable roof, state of the art technological features and prime location, Rogers Center went on to win many industry awards, including Prime Site of the Year award from 1996 to 1998. It was also awarded the title of Stadium of the Year Award for four consecutive years.
1997 was a record year for Rogers Center, when 302 events were held, seeing 4.5 million people in attendance! Since then, Rogers Center continues to serve as Toronto’s prime entertainment venue and has seen over 50 million people attend 2000 events since its opening in 1989.