by Tim G
May 16, 2002
The building still is impressive. The retractable roof and the huge jumbotron out in centre field are still cool. You may find yourself watching the jumbotron more than the actual live action.
If you like baseball it's still fun. And the Jays generally do have reasonably exciting teams. I love to watch Vernon Wells and Carlos Delgado play.
That said the stadium feels like a fishbowl. Turf not grass. And there isn't the sense of baseball tradition most ballparks tend to promote.
The whole marketing approach here is annoying. All sorts of lame gimmicks and sound effects throughout the game. At the 7th inning stretch they sing this cheesy homegrown song called "OK Bluejays" in favour of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame". They finally caved and now sing both.
They use fireworks after Jays players hit homeruns too. Not sure if I like that or not.
Concessions are average to below average. Go for the hot dog vendors outside for real value and good food.
The Dome is easy to get to with a direct walkway from Union station.
First timers tend to be impressed by the Sky Dome, once you've been a few time you start to wish the city had someplace else to house the Jays.
My recomendation is if you have a chance to visit a MLB ballpark in another city go for that and don't worry about Sky Dome. If this is your only chance to see MLB baseball than by all means go for it. I go solely because I love to watch baseball.
From journal Continously Exploring Toronto