Say good bye to SkyDome, and say howdy to the Rogers Centre after owner Ted Rogers. That's what happens when you let Mr. Rogers be your neighbor.
It's a time-honored tradition to name teams after the guy who signs the checks, at least until that guy decided to forego his ego for a little thing called corporate sponsorship. At least Rogers is not money-hungry or at least it doesn't eclipse his devotion to himself.
However, Rogers for some unknown reason went with "Centre"—yeah, not even "Center"—in an attempt to construct the most pretentious ballpark name of all time. Maybe he'll rename them "Les Bleu Jays".
No major-league baseball stadium has even been designated a "Centre" or even a "Center". Here are the totals per designation:
There are, or at least were, only three outliers:
Palace of the Fans
Now, we have "Le Centre d'Bleu Jays". O, where are the halcyon days of 3Com Park?