Less than a week later Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro suggested the team could potentially play home games returning to Toronto’s Rogers Center later this season for the first time on September 29, 2019, the Blue Jays announced Monday that Buffalo’s Sahlen Field will continue to be their home park until the 21st minimum. of July.
According to The Associated Press (h / t ESPN), the Blue Jays have released tickets for upcoming home games that include post-All-Star Game matches against the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. Earlier, the Blue Jays were scheduled to call the Buffalo home until July 4th.
Toronto opened the campaign welcoming opponents at its spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida and moving to Buffalo earlier this month as the border between the United States and Canada remains closed to travel. not essential due to the COVID-19 pandemic. . However, stories emerged Sunday that the Canadian government approved a travel exemption for the closing rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs that will allow NHL staff to travel between countries without isolation for 14 days.
Shapiro told reporters that last week talks between Blue Jays and Canadian government officials about the club’s return to the country have become somewhat “certainly more positive,” but it remains unknown when or if the franchise could be authorized to operate outside of Toronto as normal this year.