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MLB Ballpark Rankings: Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
Rogers Centre|Capacity: 50,516|Opened: 1989
OVERALL RANK
18
Rogers Centre
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Category Rank (1-30)
12
Affordability
How would you rate the affordability of a trip to your hometown ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.4% 9.1% 40.1% 30.7% 17.7%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 MLB Rank MLB Average Ticket
$28.37 6.7% 21st $25.43
Category Rank (1-30)
27
Food
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
9.2% 22.5% 53.3% 11.2% 3.8%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
22.1% 27.4% 32.2% 16.8% 1.5%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "That's the problem with the Skydome...er, I mean the Roger's Centre. It's like eating at a high school cafeteria. There is not one 'must-have' and plenty of 'avoid to save your bowels.' The worst food I've had at the dozens of pro sport venues I've been to."
  • "Icees [slushy], except they do not have them on the second deck, which is where I typically sit. I have to watch the game watching those below me enjoy them."
  • "Ice cold beer, bought from the vendor along the first base line in the 100 level. It's regular beer, but the way the vendor says it has made him legendary: 'Ice....coooooold...BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER,' with about a half-second between each word."
  • "Labatt's Blue... Canadian beer!"
Category Rank (1-30)
16
Team Quality
How would you rate the quality of the product currently being put on the field by the hometown team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.3% 2.7% 36.9% 56.2% 3.9%
Which player on your team is the most worth paying to watch?
Roy Halladay Alex Rios Vernon Wells Aaron Hill Dustin McGowan
65.3% 14% 7.3% 2.7% 2.1%
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Category Rank (1-30)
24
History & Tradition
How would you rate the sense of tradition and history at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
11.7% 33.5% 38.6% 12.6% 3.6%
Category Rank (1-30)
26
Ballpark Atmosphere
How would you rate the atmosphere at the game?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.1% 30.9% 41.7% 15% 4.2%
How would you rate the level of personal comfort when you are sitting in your seat?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.7% 11.1% 42.8% 33.4% 9.9%
Category Rank (1-30)
25
Fan Intelligence
How would you rate the "baseball intelligence" of the home fans?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
6% 25.3% 34.6% 27.1% 6.9%
Category Rank (1-30)
6
Fan Hospitality
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
1.8% 3% 35.6% 35.3% 24.2%
What is the worst incident you've witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself?
  • "It's not a Toronto Maple Leafs game..."
  • "Someone told me they were going to stab me because I was wearing an Orioles shirt!"
  • "When the Red Sox are in town, there are more Red Sox fans than Blue Jays fans."
  • "Opposing fans get off pretty easy in Toronto. Yankees fans regularly come and cheer as loudly as they want and nothing happens to them. It would never happen anywhere else."
  • "It's hard watching sullen players who are ignoring the fans."
Category Rank (1-30)
20
Promotions
How would you rate the quality of the promotions/giveaways offered by the home team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.7% 11.9% 45.7% 29.9% 9.8%
What is the best promotion/giveaway your team has offered? What is the worst? What is a promotion you'd like to see?
  • "When they do their Flashback Fridays, and actually bring in an ex-Jay that meant something important to the fans. Bring us Roberto Alomar, bring us Joe Carter. Now that he's retired, bring us Shawn Green. But please, no more Alex Gonzales. Nobody wanted to see him here when he played, aside from the ladies in the crowd."
  • "Best is the car giveaway. The worst is the racing bell peppers."
  • "The John Gibbons cowboy tie was the best."
  • "Hat Day is the best. Worst was the B.J. Ryan Bobblehead day that looked nothing like him."
Category Rank (1-30)
12
Getting To The Game
How would you rate the traffic to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
12.2% 20.7% 40.7% 18.8% 7.6%
How would you rate the parking availability/cost at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
18.7% 26.7% 37.4% 13.2% 4%
How would you rate the public transportation options to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
1.5% 3.3% 16.1% 30.6% 48.5%
Category Rank (1-30)
4
Neighborhood
How would you rate the dining and drinking options within walking distance of the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.4% 2.7% 11.8% 29.9% 53.2%

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