WrestleMania X8 event venue: The SkyDome

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March 17, 2002

SkyDome
The SkyDome (re-named Rogers Centre on Feb. 2, 2005) is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

WrestleMania VI, the first pay-per-view held outside the United States, attracted 67,678 fans, SkyDome's highest single event attendance, on April 1, 1990 to watch "The Ultimate Challenge" Title-for-Title Match between WWE Champion Hollywood Hogan and Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior. The Warrior defeated Hogan in one of the best matches in history of sports entertainment.

A live WWE Monday Night RAW attracted 40,104 fans on Feb. 8, 1999.

In July 1999, Edge defeated Jeff Jarrett to capture the Intercontinental Championship for the first time.

When the NBA's Toronto Raptors debuted in 1995, SkyDome was their home until they moved into the Air Canada Centre two years later.

Few Blue Jay fans, and baseball fans for that matter, will ever forget the night of October 23, 1993, when Joe Carter's dramatic three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning won the Blue Jays their second consecutive World Series. The blast was only the second Series-ending home run in history.

SkyDome's 99¢ hot dogs ($0.70 U.S.) are the lowest price at any Major League stadium.

SkyDome's video board is an unbelievable 110 feet wide by 33 feet high.

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