Rogers Communications founded the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rogers Communications Inc. is a Canadian communications and media business operating principally in the domains of wireless communications, cable television, telephone, and Internet, with considerable additional telecoms and mass media holdings. Rogers maintains its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.
The major competitor to Rogers is Bell Canada, which has a similarly wide portfolio of radio and television media assets, as well as wireless, television distribution, and telephone services, notably in Eastern and Central Canada.
The two corporations are commonly considered as having a duopoly on communications services in respective territories, and both firms possess a portion of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. However, Rogers also competes nationally with Telus for wireless services, and primarily indirectly with Shaw Communications for television service.
The name “Blue Jays” is derived from the same-named bird, and blue is the traditional color of Toronto’s collegiate and professional sports teams, such as the Maple Leafs (ice hockey) and the Argonauts (football) (Canadian football).
Origin Of The Name “Blue Jays”
The name “Blue Jays” was chosen by 154 individuals out of over 4,000 ideas in 1976. In addition, the Labatt Brewing Company, the manufacturers of the popular beverage Labatt Blue, used to own the squad. The official colors of the squad, known as the “Jays,” are royal blue, navy blue, red, and white.
The team was created in 1977 in Toronto as an expansion franchise. Originally situated at Exhibition Stadium, the team moved to SkyDome in 1989 and began playing home games there.
The Blue Jays have been owned by Rogers Communications since 2000, and in 2004, the business bought SkyDome and renamed it Rogers Centre. After the Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals in 2005, they became the second MLB club to be headquartered outside of the United States, and they are now the only team based outside of the United States.