Blue Jays Unveil Renovation Details for 100 Level at Rogers Centre
The Toronto Blue Jays have revealed renovation plans for the 100 level seating bowl at the Rogers Centre, set to be unveiled in the 2024 season as part of the ballpark’s next phase of enhancements.
The existing 100 level seating bowl and structure, spanning from foul pole to foul pole, will undergo a complete demolition at the end of the 2023 season. In its place, a state-of-the-art ballpark experience designed exclusively for baseball viewing will be introduced, bringing fans even closer to the action.
The newly reimagined 100 level seating bowl will complement the previously announced three premium clubs and seating sections.
The seating bowl is set to offer a more comfortable experience with added legroom, modern-shaped seats featuring slats on the back for increased airflow, and wider seats between the dugouts. Cupholders will be available throughout, and fans will have the option of adaptable raisable armrests. Handrails will also be installed in every aisle for added convenience and safety.
Fans will also have a greater variety of seating choices, including different vantage points from the new sections, accessible field level seats, and the previously announced premium seating experiences.
The redesign will be tailored specifically for baseball viewing, with seats oriented towards the infield. It will also include improved sightlines with reduced obstructions and the new seats will be positioned closer to the action due to the revamped bowl structure.
To accommodate the introduction of a wider array of 100 level seating options that offer better proximity to the action and an improved view of home plate, a reduction of approximately 3,000 square-feet of foul territory will take place. This will occur between the middle of the infield dirt, just beyond the bases, and before the warning track on both sides of the diamond.
“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,” said Mark Shapiro, president and CEO, Toronto Blue Jays. “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.”
The next phase of construction will begin at the end of the 2023 season.