Stadium Corporation of Ontario
556,000 sq. ft.
Culture & Recreation
In June 1989, EllisDon completed construction on the world’s first retractable roof stadium, also known as the Rogers Centre. The 52,000-seat stadium is home to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts, and attracts over six million spectators annually. It is also one of Toronto’s premier tourist stops and a defining mark on its skyline.
World's first retractable roof stadium
Following a successful Design-Build proposal for $243.7 million, EllisDon was selected as the preferred proponent. Upon an extensive value engineering analysis, EllisDon was then awarded the Design-Build contract to build the stadium for a guaranteed lump sum price of $184.2 million, which was ultimately achieved.
During the course of construction, the scope of work expanded to include a hotel, health club, restaurants, Skyboxes and a Jumbotron, which caused the overall value of total work performed to equal $527M. Despite these items being additional to the original stadium contract, the project was still completed within the original time frame of only 32 months. This achievement is a tribute to the entire team that was involved with the design and construction of this world class facility.