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Inside the Dome

Inside 'The Dome'.

This is a panorma stiched from five images (although I didn't do a very good job -- it was very difficult since I'd shot them with such a wide angle lens). The SkyDome was renamed (rather annoyingly)  to 'The Roger's Centre' by Rogers Communications when it was bought two years ago. The game had an attendance of about 30,000 people according to the announcement which gives you a sense of what the total capacity is. I was there with K. for a game. We didn't expect the roof to be open sine it looked so cloudy and because it was so cool out. It was a good game with a lot of action but sadly the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Yankees 6-3.

The stadium cost $570 Million to build in 1989 and was the first stadium built with a retractible roof that moves using electric train engines. Rogers communications bought the financially plagued stadium in 2004 for $25 Million. Yes $25. The stadium can seat up to 53,500 people.

The open roof made for some good photographs though. Take a look at some of my skyline shots in the archive to see what the buidling looks like from outside :)

-sL

Inside the Dome

Inside 'The Dome'.

This is a panorma stiched from five images (although I didn't do a very good job -- it was very difficult since I'd shot them with such a wide angle lens). The SkyDome was renamed (rather annoyingly)  to 'The Roger's Centre' by Rogers Communications when it was bought two years ago. The game had an attendance of about 30,000 people according to the announcement which gives you a sense of what the total capacity is. I was there with K. for a game. We didn't expect the roof to be open sine it looked so cloudy and because it was so cool out. It was a good game with a lot of action but sadly the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Yankees 6-3.

The stadium cost $570 Million to build in 1989 and was the first stadium built with a retractible roof that moves using electric train engines. Rogers communications bought the financially plagued stadium in 2004 for $25 Million. Yes $25. The stadium can seat up to 53,500 people.

The open roof made for some good photographs though. Take a look at some of my skyline shots in the archive to see what the buidling looks like from outside :)

-sL

comments (7)

  • Mia
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2006, 02:42
AWESOME panorama Iain grin Stadiums spell energy, life and cheer for me. You've captured it all with wonderful colours to match.
hey sl,

wicked shot! why do you dislike the stitching in this shot? i think that its quite good. i really love the way you captured the people in the bottom tier, while the top tier is predominantly empty. really nice work. let's go yankees smile
Iain Myrans: It's not so bad small but larger, the left field base/foul line is a bit off, that's the worst part. Small it's okay actually. When it uploaded I was quite happy at how much better it was wink Thanks for the comment smile As for the emptiness... well I remember sitting with my Dad for a world series game back in 1992 in there and the place was packed. For an average team (which they are now) there just is not enough draw to fill a 53 thousand seat building sadly. Toronto's not ~that~ big of a city -- and for the most part it's a hockey city too I guess. I like baseball more.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Sep 2006, 12:02
nice symmetry
25 mill, now that's a bargain!! great shot sparky
Iain Myrans: Yea, that's canadian dollars too!
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 21 Sep 2006, 13:35
well constructed
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 21 Sep 2006, 23:17
nice symmetry and i like the colors
technically accomplised. Nice one.

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