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Blue Jays get approval to return to Canada on July 30

Blue Jays get approval to return to Canada on July 30 Photo: MGN/MLB

ROB GILLIES, Associated Press
Updated: July 16, 2021 07:05 PM
Created: July 16, 2021 04:48 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were given approval from the Canadian government on Friday for an exemption on border restrictions that would allow them to play in Canada later this month.

The Blue Jays asked the federal government to allow them to play at Rogers Centre starting July 30 and wanted a response by Friday.

The Blue Jays played home games during the shortened 2020 season in Buffalo, New York, and started this season in Dunedin, Florida, before moving to Buffalo. The Canadian government didn't allow the team to play in Toronto because of the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Canada's immigration minister announced the team's return on Friday, saying the decision was made in conjunction with public health officials.

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