By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Toronto Blue Jays finally know where they’ll play for the 2020 MLB season. The Blue Jays attempted you play the majority of their games at PNC Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
However, the Pennsylvania Department of Health blocked the team’s move. The Blue Jays had planned to play at least 28 of their 30 games in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The team will play their home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York. Yet, the facility is not ready to be played in right now.
“We’re extremely happy to be where we are and feel like it’s going to be a good solution,” said team president Mark Shapiro.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Blue Jays were forced to be homeless, as they were banned to play at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Local officials did not want a player to get the virus in the United States then bring it into Canada.
“We obviously had to make a decision,” Shapiro said on a conference call. “Knowing that we had a very good alternative, albeit not a major-league one, but one we felt could get close to a major-league [level], we made that decision.”
Sahlen Field is the home of the Buffalo Bisons. The Bisons — who will not play in 2020 due to the coronavirus — are the Blue Jays’ Triple A affiliate.
The Blue Jays will be the home team in July 29th and July 30th at Washington.
Depending on if the venue in Buffalo will be ready, the Blue Jays will either play their first home game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 31st. Or on August 11th against the Miami Marlins.