Put Grass in Rogers Centre sign now

An open letter from fans to Rogers Communications, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club regarding the artificial surface in Rogers Centre...

We have a ton of young players coming in who figure to be very exciting in years to come but none have played on an artificial surface and could very well be susceptible to career hindering injury! My proposal is this...Toronto fans have long complained about the bland cement look to Rogers Centre and one of the easiest ways to fix it is to rip out the cement floor and plant grass. It can be done, it has been done and if you don't want to have to build a new stadium in a few years it will be cheaper.

Some may say with a primarily indoor stadium it is impossible but two things can occur. One leave the lid open except in bad weather rather than closed except in perfect weather. Look inclement weather is part of baseball, if it's cold i.e. 15 degrees celcius in April, oh well leave the roof open. Unless it is pouring rain, snowing, tornado leave'er open! Toronto fans will except it for the experience! In the winter when the grass is dormant anyway, leave it closed. Natural turf surprisingly stands up well for concerts and other events so don't feed me that excuse I mean they're going to put 8 inches of heavy ice and equipment in Fenways turf New Years Day.

Do we remember when the Dome roof had an issue and some of the white material ripped away? Well option number two now that we know that material is essentially strong paper, why not make some of it transparent so sunlight gets in when the lid is shut?

Other retractable roof stadiums now have grass....look at Milwaukee and Seattle. It can be done, it should be done. You want to boost fanfare while losing? Revamp the stadium and bring in grass. It wont bring 4 million but it wont let attendance slide to 11,000 per game either....

Please consider it...

Sincerely, The Undersigned

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