Demolition of WrestleMania Site in Toronto on Hold Due to Pandemic

As we reported yesterday, Toronto newspaper the Globe and Mail, found out that the SkyDome was going to be demolished.

The SkyDome, now known as the Rogers Center, was the venue of WrestleMania VI and WrestleMania X8 as well as several Toronto WWE live events.

The stadium was built in 1989 and was bought by Rogers Communications Inc., in 2004 who renamed it the Rogers Center.    

Rogers Communications Inc. has released a statement about the planned demolition. According to Andrew Garas, the company’s director of communications, the plans to demolish the stadium was put in place before the COVID-19 pandemic but is now on hold.

“Prior to the pandemic, we were exploring options of the stadium but through this year, our primary focus has been keeping our customers connected and employees safe,” reads the statement.

“So there is no update on the Rogers Center to share at this time,” ends Garas’ statement.

The demolition of the stadium was reported by multiple Toronto media outlets. According to their reports, Rogers Communication was working with the developer Brookfield Asset Management Inc. on a plan that would see the demolition of the Rogers Center and the building of a new stadium.

The plan was to have a new stadium rise on the southern end of the current site of the Rogers Center, while the northern part would have “residential towers, office building, stores, and public space.”