For years, Jays fans have put up with the Ted Rogers statue standing outside of the stadium (despite threats of throwing it into the lake), a painful reminder of when Rogers Communications bought our beloved team more than 10 years ago and stripped away the stadium’s original name.
For many, it will always be the SkyDome.
Are we bitter about the stadium’s name change? Maybe. Do we wish the stadium could reclaim the name that symbolized so many important moments in our city’s history? Damn straight.
Recently, Jays fans have even gone as far as launching a nationwide petition to Rogers, demanding the company to change the name of the Rogers Centre back to SkyDome. The petition has already received more than 20,000 signatures since its publication.
Rogers has yet to comment on the petition, so the chances of the SkyDome making a triumphant comeback seem more unrealistic with each passing home game.
But even if the stadium name never actually gets changed, there’s now a way Jays fans can embody the SkyDome forever.
Jays fan Travis Jeffery has created a Google Chrome plugin that will replace ‘Rogers Centre’ with ‘SkyDome’ on every website you visit.
Aside from the playoff run last year, the Jays haven’t done anything successful at the Rogers Centre. At the SkyDome, however, the team won back-to-back World Series titles.