When it was created, Skydome was a monumental event. The ballpark is a testimony to the greatest technology in stadium building... something that was utilized for the Skydome only and then backed off from. After Skydome and U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago made their debuts, ballpark architecture went backwards, into "retro mode". Skydome stands today as the most futuristic ballpark in baseball,  despite being well over a decade old.