Blue Jays game at Skydome

Old Jun 25th, 2004, 06:57 AM
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Blue Jays game at Skydome

My two nephews (huge baseball fans) will be visiting me in Ontario in July. They have expressed an interest in seeing a Blue Jays game. I don't know the first thing about baseball, and I've never been to the Skydome, but I have figured out that there's a series against the Yankees at the end of July.

My questions are: should we get tickets in advance for this? Where should we sit - is there a huge difference between the expensive seats and the cheapie ones? Any other advice on visiting the Skydome? Is the Skydome tour good?

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Old Jun 25th, 2004, 08:35 AM
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I've sat in the best seats and the wortst seats, and teh worst seats were really pretty good.

But if the boys are great baseball fans, and this is a special treat, paying more for better seats might be a good idea, from the point of view of impressing them and making the event extra-special.

The worst seats (cheapest) were out in center field, and at the start fo the game we thought they were bad (eight your old boy and me) but as the game progressed we noted that we could really see how the action unfolded.

And I've sat behind home plate, but very, very high up. Can't see the faces of the players, but the action again unfolds on the field and it's fun to watch.

The SkyDome tour is a great thing, I think.

Sometimes kids are allowed, after the game, to run the bases. Depending on the ages of the nephews, this might be a special treat, too.

If you want to invest in good seats, buy them in advance. For cheap seats, you can buy them the day before the game.

One day my son and I went to a game because a family had extra seats and was selling them outside SkyDome just before the game started. We paid half the face price. Don't,howwever, count on good deals from independent ticket sellers.


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Old Jun 25th, 2004, 11:35 AM
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If you have time, take a Skydome tour - they explain how the roof opens and closes, take you out to see the fake grass, dugouts, etc - they will likely enjoy that.
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Old Jun 25th, 2004, 06:46 PM
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The Yankees are very popular, with lots of fans coming up from New York State. You should definitely get tickets now.
I agree that getting the 'best available' from the Jays directly is the way to go. BAK's point about 'no bargains from scalpers' is certainly correct.
The dome is not my very favourite baseball venue but on a warm evening with the roof open, some hot dogs and soft drinks it can be great fun.

I agree that your nephews would enjoy the Skydome tour.

If your nephews are hockey fans [or even just general fans of sports other than baseball] the Hockey Hall of Fame is excellent. Lots of interactive things and a wonderful collection of hockey memoribilia.

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Definitely see the Shydome and take in a game. We went a little early and did the CN tower as well. If you are lucky there will be a threat of rain and they will have to close the dome during the game. It happened to us. A real treat.
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Another thought - you could eat before the game at the Hard Rock Cafe - they also have views of the field and you might catch batting practice, etc. Food is not great, but the experience was. My kids even got a kick out of watching them use leaf blowers to clear trash from the stands (but it does not take much to entertain them)
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