The Toronto Blue Jays have not officially determined where they will play their home games of the season 2020, and even if they hope to remain in their district, the Rogers Centre, they may well evolve to Buffalo due to the constraints related to travel.
According to what was reported by the daily Buffalo News at the end of the week, the organization of ontario is exploring the possibility of playing at Sahlen Field, the home of the club-school AAA the Jays, the Buffalo of Buffalo. The troupe’s manager Charlie Montoyo has to play its first game at home on July 29 against the Nationals of Washington and the weather starts to miss.
Actually, no agreement has been reached with the government on the presentation of parts of the major league baseball to Toronto, even if the Jays hold their spring training camps within their stadium and that the players remain at the Marriott Hotel adjacent to the building. Quarantine of 14 days mandatory for anyone arriving in the country is a major obstacle to the only canadian team of the major.
Those who would be tempted not to comply with the rules in force would be liable to a maximum fine of $ 750,000 and to a term of imprisonment, according to TSN.
Work to do
If Buffalo wants to convince the Jays, amendments should be made to the Sahlen Field. The local newspaper states that the lighting system requires an update to the presentation of the matches of the major leagues. Training toronto will play 24 of its 30 games at home in the evening.
In addition, the facilities must be improved, including the locker rooms, places of work and training, the premises reserved to the arbitrators and the batting cage. However, the Buffalo News mentions that the absence of supporters at the stadium could allow the processing of certain customer service areas. The press gallery is also refining, but the stadium account, however, on a few hotels located nearby.