The stadium's construction lasted about two and a half years, from October to May The game in which the hometown Toronto Argonauts were making their first Grey Cup appearance since was played in a driving rainstorm that left most of the crowd drenched, leading the media to call it "the Rain Bowl". As many of the seats were completely exposed to the elements, thousands watched the game from the concession section. To make a bad experience even worse, the washrooms overflowed.
Sportsnet Staff Sportsnet September 12, , 6: So as thousands of spectators cheered, the massive roof opened and the rain came pouring in. Toronto had its state-of-the-art showpiece. June 5, — Blue Jays play their first game at the SkyDome, losing to the Milwaukee Brewers before a crowd of 48,