June 04, 2019

Skydome celebrates 30 years of being obsolete from opening day

David MenziesMission Specialist

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the stadium formerly known as SkyDome, now Rogers Centre, the cautionary tale of what occurs when government gets involved in so-called mega-projects.

Let's start by going over the footage opening day, where hosts Alan Thicke and Andrea Martin danced and sang their way through an evening which culminated in opening up that roof... unleashing torrential rain on the tens of thousands of spectators below.

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commented 2019-06-06 17:04:00 -0400
Thanks for showing me the opening celebration David. I had not previously viewed it. It was truly Puke worthy. I was outraged at what it cost us and then outraged again when we gave it away to the Rogers Crime Family. As a result, I have only been there once in the earlier days for a Chinese Cultural Celebration. Don’t know if they still have that there. But at the time I went because a nice Chinese fellow I did some work for gave me free tickets. Had a great day.
commented 2019-06-05 09:45:45 -0400
You just have to love Menzies. Perhaps Canada’s best purveyor of sarcasm in a very long time. He realizes that sarcasm is a rapier not a club and I and I suspect a lot of other people look forward to his daily parry.
commented 2019-06-04 21:53:01 -0400
The Skydome should be the ultimate symbol of government ineptitude. It needs to become a byword and an example to shun. But our brain-dead politicians and even more brain-dead voters are the ones shafting us who actually know what to use the grey matter in our heads for.
commented 2019-06-04 17:56:26 -0400
Another example of a failed government project. Ottawa’s LRT is the latest fisaco.