The Blue Jays will return to Canada. They will be there at the end of this month.
The Toronto MLB team announced on Friday that it will resume home games at the Rogers Center on July 30. Due to the closure of the Canada-U.S. border and the Canadian government’s restrictions on non-essential events, the club is forced to only play in the U.S. in 2020 and 2021. Travel across borders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian government approved Jays’ request for a national interest exemption from border restrictions. Associated Press ReportThe Associated Press further reported that the team hopes to respond by Friday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering ending travel restrictions in mid-August.
The Blue Jays will host the Royals when the stadium reopens. The last time Toronto played at Rogers Center was on September 29, 2019. It is not clear what the seating capacity of the stadium is.
Jays said in a statement that a “strong health and safety protocol” will be developed. Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino stated that people who have not been vaccinated “will have to undergo a modified quarantine, and will not go to any place other than hotels and stadiums, nor interact with the public.” According to Midland According to Mendicino, each team will be assigned a compliance officer.
Buffalo, New York has been Jays’ home for most of his exile. In mid-August, during the MLB’s shortened 2020 season, they moved into the upgraded Sahlen Field, which is their home field for the 3A league. This year, they started their home schedule at the spring training ground in Dunedin, Florida, before returning to Buffalo in June. Due to COVID-19, the Bisons have been playing their home games in Trenton, New Jersey this year after the 2020 season was cancelled.
Team Jace players Alec Manoa and Jonathan Davis expressed their excitement about Friday’s news as they prepared for another game in Western New York.
At the same time, the club is happy to be able to reintroduce fans to an All-Star and MVP candidate.