Harrington reports that the Blue Jays are re-examining the possibility of playing home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, the same stadium used by triple A affiliate Buffalo Bisons.
According to @ByMHarrington, #BlueJays has started to reconsider the possibility of playing at home in Buffalo at Sahlen Field.
Previously, they thought that the infrastructure was not up to par, but it is clear that no situation will be perfect.
– Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) 11 juillet 2020
“Previously, they thought that the infrastructure was not up to par, but it is clear that no situation will be perfect,” tweeted TSN Blue Jays reporter Scott Mitchell, referring to the Harrington report.
The Jays, who returned to Toronto earlier this week to conduct a training camp at the Rogers Center, have made it clear that they prefer to play their home games there. But given the constant back-and-forth across the border for road games, no agreement has yet been reached with the government to allow the Jays to play in Toronto.
Harrington adds that since the minor leagues baseball season was canceled last month, Bison officials have focused on hosting the Toronto taxi team for non-club players at Sahlen Field . So it looks like Buffalo will be used by the Jays, but the way is still pending.
Harrington reports that the lighting at Sahlen Field also does not meet MLB standards and that logistical improvements should be made so that the Jays call Buffalo home.
Toronto’s first home game in 2020 is currently scheduled for July 29 as the Jays host the defending champion of the Washington Nationals world championships. The Nats will open the 2020 season six days earlier in Washington against the New York Yankees.