About. The Toronto Blue Jays have been
around for a fairly short time when compared to most Major League Baseball
franchises. The Blue Jays first came into the American League in 1978.
Despite this, they have won four division titles and two World
Series Championships back-to-back in 1992 and 1993.
From 1977 until 1989, the Blue Jays played outdoors at Exhibition Stadium.
But fans in
Toronto had to deal with the cold Canadian weather at the beginning and
end of the season. So in 1989, the World's first retractable roof stadium
opened in Toronto - the SkyDome. This fifty thousand seater stadium sits
directly below the CN Tower - the World's tallest free standing
structure. The Skydome also has one of the largest video display
boards in the world - 33 feet high by 110 feet wide. The cost of the
screen was also huge - $17 million (Canadian). That's not all - it has a
350 room hotel with 70 rooms overlooking the playing field. It also has
it's very own
Hard Rock Café.