From the horse's mouth:
When fans finally pack Rogers Centre, they’ll do so beneath MLB’s newest videoboard. Under a completely replaced lighting system. And while watching the game on a year-old playing surface, the most advanced and forgiving turf the stadium has ever featured. Here’s a look at what’s new — and how...
"...And a fleet of 16 upward-pointing ball-trackers have been installed around the 200 level, illuminating Rogers Centre’s roof when it's closed and about 400 feet of night sky when it’s open, allowing players to better see towering fly balls.
The system also includes 48 colour-changing RGBA (red, green, blue, amber) fixtures, making Rogers Centre one of only two MLB facilities — Miami’s LoanDepot Park is the other, having also installed it this off-season — with the ability to cascade millions of colours throughout its environment.
That means fans can expect dramatic pre- and in-game light shows, and event-specific displays such as a red-and-white theme for Canada Day or a rainbow one during Pride week. And whoever hits the Blue Jays first home run of the season this weekend will be greeted by splashy new celebration effects
“I’m most excited, honestly, about the color-changing lights," Zuschlag says. "It's a really unique feature that no one else in MLB has had before. We're really excited about it.”
Re: new(ish) turf:
"Previous Rogers Centre surfaces also didn’t allow the club to lay a shock pad underneath, which the new field does. It’s essentially a three-quarter-inch thick polyethylene foam pad that absorbs energy, reducing the amount balls bounce and the impact on player’s bodies as they run across it."
The seating lights sound promising. It might take them a couple years to get creative with it, but I'm excited to see it in person. Makes it more interesting when the dome is closed too. That always helps.