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Sport Blue Jays to play home games in Buffalo in 2020

20:39  24 july  2020
20:39  24 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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On Friday, the Blue Jays announced that they will play the majority of their “home” games this season at Sahen Field in Buffalo, which is the home of the team’s Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons.

The Blue Jays explored a number of options after the Canadian government denied them permission to play in the Rogers Centre in Toronto due to the coronavirus pandemic. Their players were pushing to play in an MLB-level park, but a plan to host games at PNC Park in Pittsburgh fell apart this week after the local government rejected the proposal.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Blue Jays will first have to sort out some lighting issues in Buffalo.

Obviously, the situation is not ideal for Blue Jays players. They’ll have to play half the season in a park that lacks MLB-level facilities, but fortunately that only amounts to 30 games in a shortened season.

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