The Toronto Argos won their dome opener in thrilling fashion Saturday night. Noel Prefontaine nailed a 28 yard field goal as time expired to give the Argos a 39-36 victory over the Calgary Stampeders. Too bad no one saw it. The opening night crowd was just a hair over 20 thousand. That’s it. What does the dome seat? 53 grand. It’s pathetic. Blue Jay attendance is in the crapper too, so I have come up with a list of fill in sports and activities that the folks at Mr. Rogers Center ought to consider.
I propose they should rip out all of the artificial turf from the dome, put in real grass and open a regulation 9 hole golf course. There's tons of room, and you can still play when it's raining out.
Bullfighting. That's right. The number one sport of Mexico would go over great up here. I for one would pay good money to see the dome turned into La Plaza de Toros, and see men in tights with flaming red capes try to dehorn a bull.
In conjunction with the CN Tower, skydivers and parachuters could open up a new venture. Jump off the tower, and right into the mouth of the sucker. Of course, the roof would have to be open, which never happens.
And the hotel is a nice place, but it doesn't have a pool. What good hotel doesn't have a pool? I say, put up some walls right up to the private boxes and fill 'er up with water. The pumping station is just down the street.
If any of these ideas were implemented, the dome would finally turn into a money making property, instead of the white elephant that it is.