Rogers Centre has received Facilities Magazine's "Prime Site of the Year Award," along with "Stadium of the Year Award" for four consecutive years as voted by Billboard, Performance magazine and Amusement business. Home to the Toronto Blue Jays, who took home the World Series championship in 1992 and 1993. Rogers Centre features a fully retractable roof and a versatility that can accommodate a wide variety of events. The roof, itself, covers 8 acres and is high enough for a 31 story building to sit inside the stadium. The fan capacity ranges from 5,000 to 60,000, which is dependent upon the event being held. From sports, concerts, trade shows and conventions to family shows, Rogers Centre hosted a record setting 302 event days in 1997 with announced attendance of 4.5 million spectators. This hoisted the facility as being one of the busiest venues in the world.
The world's largest video board is located here, at Rogers Centre. It stands 33 ft. high and measures 110 ft. across. Among the other amenities are a fitness club, specially designed stadium tours, a theatre, modern broadcast facilities, restaurants and lounge areas, which include the well-known Hard Rock Café. In 1989, Rogers Centre commissioned $5 million in artwork, which is located throughout the facility. Showcased art includes a historical look at the world of baseball, greatest moments, a tribute to the men and women responsible for construction of Rogers Centre and many other great sculptures from talented Canadian artists. Rogers Centre is recognized as one of Toronto's top tourist attractions and serves as a model for the stadiums of tomorrow. The facility claims to have been asked to share architectural advice to countries throughout the world. In addition to many other events, the great game of baseball is played here with the Toronto Blue Jays taking the field. Everyone knows that baseball and hot dogs coincide on game day. An interesting fact about Rogers Centre is that, if every hot dog sold in a year were lined up, they would cover the distance of 3,241 stolen bases. Since opening day, the number of hot dogs served would stretch from Toronto to Ottawa and back again.