We are less than a week away from the Rogers Centre opening for the Blue Jays season and we’re excited. Not only are we excited to see the changes but we’re hyped for all the new experiences the Rogers Centre will have to offer. Lucky for you, we had a look inside the newly renovated, multi-purpose stadium so keep on reading!
From hangout spaces to new food offerings, creative cocktails, and new experiences, the Rogers Centre’s multi-million dollar renovation has turned the old stadium into an inclusive space for all, reflecting the high energy and diverse city that we know Toronto to be.
Mark your calendars cause you’ll want to be there at the Home Opener on April 11, for all the action.
In the meantime, we’ve put together a first look at all the new changes, and upgrades that you’ll find at the Rogers Centre once it officially opens:
Corona Rooftop Patio (500L right field)
The Corona Rooftop patio, aka your new hang out is located in the 500L right field. There’s comfortable seating whether you’d like to kick back and relax on one of the couches or stand and watch the game by one of the many drink rails across the ballpark.
As for the show stopper, here’s a look at the menu. It’ll serve a delicious summer patio menu, Corona products, frozen cocktails, and more. You can expect products like Corona Sunbrew 0.0% and Corona Tropical, and a specialty Corona Sunshine cocktail.
They also have an ice machine to serve refreshing Frozen Margaritas and Foul Pole Frosé. As for eats, you can expect modern takes on ballpark classics, like Peameal on a Bun and Plant-Based Wurst.
Once summer rolls around and the Rogers Centre roof unveils the bright blue sky, the Corona Rooftop patio will have the perfect view of the CN Tower and the game below. Make sure to wear some sunscreen.
Park Social (500L left field)
Just a short walk away from the Corona Rooftop Patio is Park Social – the perfect hang-out hub for fans of all ages. For kids and kids at heart, you’ll find fun games of connect four and bean bag toss, ample seating that’s bright and colourful, a mini bar for both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and so much more.
As for food, you’re in for a treat – literally. There’s a candy wall filled with the sweetest sweets around, a snowcone machine, churro stand, and more food truck-inspired eats.
Stop by for an ACE’s Souvenir Milkshake, Italian soda, and a Bacon Pepper or Three Cheese Grilled Cheese
The Stop (100L center field behind the batter’s eye)
Stop… by and get a quick drink and bite at the newest neighbourhood bar at The Stop. Inspired by the TTC as it was originally planned as a transit stop, its design resembles one of the many subway stops we use every day.
The menu features diverse food offerings and quick drinks like Jamaican beef patties, Bánh Mì Sandwiches, and rice bowls, all easy-to-grab eats that can be found across the subway line.
As for specialty cocktails, you can expect Ball Four Blood Orange Mule, Gold Glove Dark & Stormy, Touch ‘Em All Joe Aperol Spritz, and Cold Brew Martini.
The Catch Bar (100L right field above the visitors’ bullpen)
Looking for something a little more sophisticated? Check out The Catch Bar, located on the 100L above the visitors’ bullpen. This modern bar will serve classic cocktails and small bites. You can expect menu items like mac and cheese with Montreal smoked meat, Cuban sandwiches, and brioche pretzel bites.
This is a spot where you can also grab a cocktail and perch above the visitors’ bullpen with unprecedented views to catch the game.
Enjoy bespoke handcrafted cocktails like 5-4-3 Lemonade, Walk-Up Music Watermelon Margarita, and Blue Jays Bramble, plus three cocktails from The Keg – The Keg Caesar, Gin Basil Lemonade, and the classic Mojito.
WestJet Flight Deck (200L center field)
Sporting a brand new look, the WestJet Flight Deck has a brewery-style refresh with new food and drink options and even retro arcade games.
Stop by for some great drinks and enjoy a wide selection of domestic, international, premium, and craft beer, plus cocktails like the Dug Out Sangria and OK Blue Jays Rum Punch.
Chow down on its brewery-style menu like the Applewood Smoked Brisket Nacho, 12-hour Smoked Brisket Sandwich, and Jerk Chicken Nachos.
Schneiders Porch (200L right field corner)
What’s a baseball game without a hot dog?! The Rogers Centre has a dedicated hub for all things hot dog at the Schneiders Porch. Enjoy one-of-a-kind hot dog culinary creations and direct bar access.
The Signature Poutine Hot Dog and Canadian Caesar Hot Dog are a must-try!
New concessions & additions
Check out the newest Rogers Landing, located on the right field corner beside the visitors’ bullpen. Catch this open-air home run landing pad in action, with uninterrupted front-row views of the outfield and visitors’ bullpen
Tap N Go is another new addition – an automated market to speed up service, where fans tap payment on entry, select their food and beverage items, and are automatically charged on exit, according to the Rogers Centre.
Walk Thru Bru, located in sections 125 and 519, are self-serve drink-focused concessions; Oppo Taco is the spot where you’ll find signature tacos and frozen margaritas.
Kofta Bowls & Wraps is located in section 134 and you’ll find chicken or plant-based beef options here, and of course, Mary Brown’s Chicken is back with a new concession in section 511. You’ll find the new Tater Poutine added onto their menu, including their fresh-made Chicken Sandwiches and Tenders.