Twice rejected, Blue Jays settle in Buffalo

Twice rejected, Blue Jays settle in Buffalo Photo: WDIO/MGN

Updated: July 24, 2020 12:19 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in Buffalo, New York, this year amid the pandemic.


The team had looked for a major league park after the Canadian government declined to allow it to play in Toronto but was unsuccessful in securing a site. The state of Pennsylvania nixed a deal to play in Pittsburgh because of frequent travel throughout the U.S.

The governor of Connecticut had also pitched the Blue Jays to use the Double-A park by the Hartford Yard Goats.

The Blue Jays say the greater part of their home schedule will be at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, home of the club's Triple-A affiliate. The Blue Jays' first game in Buffalo will be either on July 31 against the Phillies or on Aug. 11 against the Marlins.

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