- November 23, 2023
- Posted by: SportsV
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The Toronto Blue Jays have announced new renovation details for the reimagined 100 level seating bowl at Rogers Centre, opening for the 2024 season as part of the next phase of ballpark renovations.
The current 100 level seating bowl and structure (from foul pole to foul pole) will be fully demolished at the end of the 2023 season and rebuilt to introduce a modern ballpark experience designed specifically for baseball viewing, bringing Blue Jays fans even closer to the action at the reimagined Rogers Centre.
Fans will enjoy a dramatically new 100 level seating bowl experience, in addition to the three new premium clubs and seating sections previously announced in April.
Key features of the new 100 level seating bowl include:
- A more comfortable experience with additional legroom, modern-shaped seats with slats on the back that provide more airflow, wider seats between the dugouts, cupholders throughout, adaptable raisable armrest options and handrails in every aisle.
- Greater variety of seating options including different vantage points from new sections, accessible field level seats, plus the previously announced premium seating experiences.
- Designed specifically for baseball viewing with seats oriented towards the infield, improved sightlines with less obstruction, and new seats closer to the action as a result of the remodelled bowl structure.
To introduce a new and wider variety of 100 level seating options that are closer to the action and oriented towards home plate, foul territory will be reduced by approximately 3,000 square-feet total, between the middle of the infield dirt (just past the bases) to before the warning track on both sides of the diamond.
Mark Shapiro, President & CEO, Toronto Blue Jays, said:
Our goal from the onset of renovations was to transform Rogers Centre from a stadium to a ballpark, and we are excited to build off the enthusiasm and popularity of the new Outfield District in this next phase of projects. By completely rebuilding the 100 level seating bowl, we are introducing an authentic ballpark viewing experience, with sightlines designed specifically for fans to enjoy Blue Jays baseball.
About Rogers Centre Renovations
On July 28, 2022, the Toronto Blue Jays announced a more than $300 million privately funded renovation, to be completed between 2024 and 2025, that will transform Rogers Centre from a stadium into a ballpark through a series of projects focused on modernising the fan experience and building world-class player facilities.
The ribbon was cut on the first phase of work on April 6, 2023, unveiling a new Outfield District, featuring five distinct neighbourhoods and many additional new social spaces. The Outfield District first opened to fans at the Blue Jays Home Opener on April 11, 2023.
On April 18, 2023, the Blue Jays announced the first projects taking place in the next phase of renovations – three new premium clubs located beneath a completely reimagined 100 level seating bowl, connected to the best seats in the ballpark, opening during the 2024 season.
Rogers Centre was conceptualised as a multi-purpose stadium when it opened in 1989 and had not previously undergone a large-scale renovation in its history.
Stay tuned to @BlueJays on social media and bluejays.com/renovation fo
Main image (top): Rendering – Behind Home Plate
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