Monday, April 9, 2012

The Rogers Centre Beer Locator


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Let's face it; cheering on your Toronto Blue Jays is going to make you thirsty. Which means you're going to need to know where the closest suds are to your section at the Home Opener.

Fret not, my friends! Presenting The Rogers Centre Beer Locator. It gives you the locations of each and every beer stand inside the Rogers Centre.


Whether you're looking for Bud Light, Budweiser, Bud Light Lime, Labatt Blue, Alexander Keith's, or Stella, it's all there. The only notably absent beer is Rolling Rock, which just became available at the dome late last season.

In case you're looking for the specifics, there are individual maps for the 100, 200 and 500 levels, including the beer vendor sections. Just click the tabs at the bottom of the excel sheet for the beer type.

100 Level



200 Level



500 Level



For those keeping score, that's 29 places in total where you can find beer at the Rogers Centre. And that doesn't even include the Roundhouse, Sightlines Restaurant, or the HSBC VIP Club on the 200 level.

I'm sure there will likely even be additional beer stands at the Rogers Centre for the 2011 season, which puts the number of locations at well above 30 beer stands.

Not to mention, there's dozens of roaming beer vendors traveling section to section ... so there really is no shortage of locations to get your suds at the Rogers Centre. So you can't go so much as a few sections before you run into a beer stand.

But it's useful to know certain things; for example, that Alexander Keith's isn't available anywhere on the 500 Level. Also, that Labatt Blue tall cans are only available on the 200 and 500 Levels.

There is no other game where the timing of beverage breaks is more crucial than the Blue Jays Home Opener. I hope this Beer Locator aids you in finding the closest beer stand near you so that you miss as little on-field action as possible.

Update: apparently beer sales will be limited to one at a time in 500 Level for the Home Opener. I guess that really isn't all that surprising, but I thought you were only allowed to buy one beer at a time anyway?

Cheers to a Happy Blue Jays Home Opener, everyone!

Rogers Centre Internal Maps courtesy of RogersCentre.com

8 comments:

  1. Great stuff! But have to say my last home opener I couldn't sniff a beer for like 4 innings. No vendors came near our section and the lines were insane, they weren't ready for the crowd or something.

    I just got back from the Jays season opener in Cleveland and will love the day the Jays decide to do an open air stadium. Cleveland was such a great spot to watch a game.

    GO JAYS!

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    1. I guess it all depends on your section - if you're on the first deck in the corners (like 130) sometimes the beer vendors get mobbed on the ramp and don't get down to the sections.

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  2. Great map! But the selection of beer is just meh. We usually just wait and have a few post-game beverages...

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    1. I'm still waiting for the day where they bring Steamwhistle into the dome. It only makes sense ... they're right across the street! It would be nice to have a couple of microbrews to choose from as well.

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    2. Agreed! They are missing a huge marketing opportunity with the brewery just across the street...

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  3. The only thing that could make this better is if the beer icons were tiny Barney Gumble heads.

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    1. Yes! But it would have to be a picture of the patented Barney Gumble belch.

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  4. This is cool. I usually go to the Roundhouse.

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